Tarik Cohen Says He's Staying with Bears Amid Carson Wentz Trade Rumors

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIFebruary 7, 2021

Chicago Bears' Tarik Cohen in action during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Tarik Cohen had Chicago Bears fans on edge Saturday night after social media users noticed his Instagram page had been wiped with any mentions of the NFL team he plays for.

Combined with the intensifying Carson Wentz trade rumors, the idea that Cohen could be on his way to the Philadelphia Eagles for the quarterback began to fester—until the tailback stepped in on Twitter and cleared things up.

Tarik Cohen @TarikCohen

Lemme clear this up real quick . Just got off the phone wit my HC and GM , bears fans we locked in🤞🏾 don’t worry . 💯 people say anything nowadays man .

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles are expected to trade Wentz "in the coming days" in what could be a "blockbuster" deal. The Bears desperately need a consistent quarterback after attempts to succeed with Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles fell flat last season.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Eagles are expected to trade Carson Wentz in the coming days in what would be the latest blockbuster QB deal to rock the NFL, sources tell @mortreport and me. The most pertinent questions now become where, when and for what. But it could happen as early as this week.

It's unclear what the Eagles are demanding in order to give up Wentz, but Cohen's bosses have told him not to worry. The same likely doesn't apply to fans in Chicago.