Will Russell Wilson make one last run at getting traded?

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The Seahawks are sinking, with a 2-5 record only one year after going 12-4. The low point could come this weekend, if Seattle loses at home to the 1-5 Jaguars. (Seattle currently is favored by only three points.)

Before the season, quarterback Russell Wilson rattled the cage about a possible trade. The effort culminated in his agent claiming in one breath that Wilson doesn’t want to be traded before saying in the next breath that Wilson would accept a trade to the Cowboys, Raiders, Bears, and Saints.

Wilson eventually opted to love the one he’s with, given the possibility that the presence of a new offensive coordinator will take the team, which hasn’t been to the NFC Championship for seven years, to the next level. That hasn’t happened, with concerns spreading this year to the defense, too.

Wilson’s absence due to a finger injury has made things worse. Given, however, that the absence of Wilson apparently has made coach Pete Carroll appreciate his quarterback even more, the team likely becomes even less inclined to move him.

Whether they will or won’t is a different question from whether he’ll try. Wilson is keenly aware of his legacy. He wants to win Super Bowls. The Seahawks seem to be a long way from contending for another one. If he’s going to make another play to get out after what quickly is becoming a lost season, why not make the play now?

Think of what he’d do with a team like the Saints, one of the four teams his agent mentioned in the offseason. Or how about the Browns, whose biggest question mark could be at the most important position on the team?

We’ll likely never know if Wilson’s agent makes one last behind-the-scenes run at making a trade happen, unless it progresses to actual trade talks. Given the issues from earlier this year and the strong possibility that he will make another play for a new team after the season, there are plenty of reasons for him to consider the possibility of making the jump to a new team in time to try to get back to the Super Bowl and win it, this year.

41 responses to “Will Russell Wilson make one last run at getting traded?

  1. Would be great to see the Seahawks beat the Texans to the punch and snag all this draft choices from the Miami Dolphins.

  2. Watching Geno stink up the joint was rough, even as a neutral with no dog in the race. It was just bad football. Wasting timeouts, bad throws, taking unnecessary sacks, running around like a headless chicken, sloppy with the ball. No wonder teams dish out tens of millions of dollars in mediocre to average quarterback play, which yesterday was not.

  3. Texans may benefit from such a trade….
    Really could not see him in a Dolphins or Panthers uni but stranger things have happened (like Rivers as a Colt)…

  4. It makes sense for everyone. Hawks’ best case scenario this season is breaking .500. They were underachieving before Russ got hurt. Playoffs are out of the question. Plenty of needs on both sides of the ball, and no 1st rd pick next year. Moving him now to a contender makes him happy, the haul they get for him can be used on a new QB, and it’s the best way for Carrol and Schneider make everyone forget about the disaster trade for Jamal Adams and maybe save their jobs. They should be working with Russ’ agent to make it happen.

  5. What a diva. Would rather have someone like Taylor Heinicke who is every bit as mobile and skilled at a fraction of the cost. Wilson eats up salary space ensuring that Seattle stays stuck in the mud.

  6. bondlake says:
    October 26, 2021 at 1:12 pm
    How about Rodgers to Seattle for Wilson in GB?
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    As much as I don’t want Aaron to leave Green Bay, having Russell come back to Wisconsin would make it somewhat tolerable.

  7. The Browns have a franchise QB, they have no need to trade for a guy who is only good when you have Probowlers at every other position.

  8. Wilson is a damn good QB but I do wonder if he is a QB for every sysyem. He’s currently injured, not badly but he is. Seattle is not putting in any “discount deal” trades for him they will want a lot. So if you’re a QB needy team do you also fit his wants? And have the draft capital? I see no trade this season unless he’s out longer than expected and the team is playing MOSTLY for next year but he can delude himself into thinking once “he’s” healthy the team actually has a shot this year. Bad timing

  9. The talent in Seattle dried up very quickly…

    I understand having to give up big money for an elite QB…

    But selling off #1s on top of it is a recipie for.disaster.

  10. Would the Seahawks and this hypothetical trade partner even have the cap room available mid-season to pull off a trade of this magnitude? Chances are a team that is contending, that old Russ would accept a trade to, is probably pretty close to the cap and not able to just squeeze in Russ’ top 5 QB salary… And I don’t know what impacts there would be for Seattle and any accelerated cap hit they’d take on.

  11. @onewarriornation says:
    October 26, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    The Browns have a franchise QB, they have no need to trade for a guy who is only good when you have Probowlers at every other position.
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    Sounds like Dallas with Troy Aikman. Something like 24 more TDs than Interceptions over his career.

  12. If the Seahawks are smart they will trade Wilson after the season to evaluate which draft packages would be best.No use trading him to a team that could improve their record and worsen their draft slot.

  13. You would have to give up a BOATLOAD to get him.
    He would leave behind approx $35M in dead cap on his prorated bonus.
    He is owed approx $60M on the remaining 2.5 yrs of his contract with roster bonuses.
    A bargain at $25M per yr.
    Compare that to what Houston wants (3 first)for Watson 4.5 yrs $140M
    Detroit got(2 first a 3rd & Goff)for Stafford and his 2yr $43M total.

  14. “How about Rodgers to Seattle for Wilson in GB?”

    Seattle has a terrible O-Line, and Rodgers isn’t as mobile as Wilson, so Rodgers would get killed if he played for Seattle.

    The best place for Rodgers, and where Rodgers would want to go (to have a shot at a Super Bowl), are:

    Saints – possible
    49ers – Rodgerswants this, but no way Seattle trades him to the 49ers.
    Browns – Trade for Mayfield plus draft picks.

  15. Rodgers would retire than play for Seattle! Their woke culture/ cancel culture doesn’t bode well with him!

  16. Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes will both finish their careers with only one super bowl win. Hall of Famers indeed.

  17. itsunclepauley says:
    October 26, 2021 at 1:22 pm
    it’s the best way for Carrol and Schneider make everyone forget about the disaster trade for Jamal Adams

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    Try to get people to forget about a really big mistake by committing a really huge one? Well, it might work!

  18. Danielle K says:
    October 26, 2021 at 1:50 pm
    The Jaguars are beating the Seahawks this Sunday

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    Totally agree. The Jags definitely have the better QB in Trevor Lawrence. Geno Smith is not a sufficient backup for Wilson. It goes way deeper than the QB’s, but the Seahawks will be 2-6 after Sunday and Wilson will want out…again.

  19. This off-season is going to be a quarterback merry-go-round. Wilson will definitely want to be on that playground along with Rogers, Watson, Garoppollo, Tua, Hurts, Dalton, and all the rookies coming out.
    Wilson will want a primary media market like New York, but surely Miami and Houston would be attractive to his family, although Pittsburgh offers a lot football-wise. Philly is only place I don’t see Wilson going to: his ego couldn’t handle the fans.

  20. it’s the best way for Carrol and Schneider make everyone forget about the disaster trade for __________
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    Jamal Adams
    Sheldon Richardson
    Jimmy Graham
    Percy Harvin

  21. If so, he is going to have to expand his list of teams. I don’t see any of those teams showing interest at this point. Only the Bears remotely, but they invested quite a bit in Fields and cannot just give up on him now.

  22. I’m sure the Saints would have no problem tossing Winston to the curb for Wilson. Can they work out a trade though.

  23. Rodgers can only go to a team the Packers are willing to trade him to. They makde Favre go to the AFC for one year, and I’m sure — IF they trade Rodgers — they will do everything they can to see he goes there.
    Personally, I’d love to see Rodgers get traded to the Steelers, whom he sang praises about a couple of weeks ago. Big Ben is clearly shot and yet they are a talented team with an outstanding head coach.
    Will it happen? I would bet the ranch it won’t.

  24. A lot of good things have been said about the Seahawks General Manager, and rightfully so. They’ve been good for a long time running. But just like in New England, a great QB kind of makes everyone look a little better. Maybe Geno Smith just needs to shake off the rust, but I know there are some decent QB’s out there. And as sure as I’m writing this, I bet the GM is working on that right now.

  25. bradygirl12 says:

    October 26, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Danielle K says:
    October 26, 2021 at 1:50 pm
    The Jaguars are beating the Seahawks this Sunday

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    Totally agree. The Jags definitely have the better QB in Trevor Lawrence. Geno Smith is not a sufficient backup for Wilson. It goes way deeper than the QB’s, but the Seahawks will be 2-6 after Sunday and Wilson will want out…again
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    Lol such ridiculous after the fact statement here. “Smith is not a sufficient backup for Wilson” 1st off for the money their paying Geno, who else was available? 2nd If you say they should’ve spent more, well wilson started almost 150 straight games before getting injured so allocating a larger portion of the cap to a backup with little chance of playing makes no sense.

  26. knightwanderer says:
    October 26, 2021 at 1:42 pm
    Wilson is a damn good QB but I do wonder if he is a QB for every sysyem. He’s currently injured, not badly but he is. Seattle is not putting in any “discount deal” trades for him they will want a lot. So if you’re a QB needy team do you also fit his wants? And have the draft capital? I see no trade this season unless he’s out longer than expected and the team is playing MOSTLY for next year but he can delude himself into thinking once “he’s” healthy the team actually has a shot this year. Bad timing

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    I’m far from a coach, but I don’t think the Seahawks have ever had a good offensive system. I think Russell would be great in any system, and unbeatable in Shanahan’s system. Russell has always made the winning plays. Most of the time, those happened after the original play wasn’t there, and he had to improvise.

  27. What team would have the cap space mid season? Then he has to learn a playbook on the fly while getting to know a new team? Brady took how many weeks last year to acclimate to the Bucs and he had all offseason. A QB switching teams mid-season would be aiming to make the playoffs next year.

  28. Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes will both finish their careers with only one super bowl win. Hall of Famers indeed.
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    Dan Marino
    Dan Fouts
    Warren Moon
    Jim Kelly
    Phillip Rivers… have less than 1

  29. Desean Watson for Wilson 💯%

    They both have no trade clauses… Makes some sense for Watson, but why would Wilson do it? Leave a mediocre situation for a straight up bad one…don’t think so.

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