As we approach St. Patrick’s day, a new league year is upon us. March 17th is the start of free agency in the NFL, and as we already know, the QB trade rumors are everywhere. One that is picking up steam is if the Seahawks are considering trading Russell Wilson.
Russell Wilson On the Move
Although he never requested a trade, his Agent (Mark Rodgers) simply stated that if The Seahawks are interested in trading him, he chose 4 teams: Raiders, Cowboys, Saints, and the Bears. This got more interesting this week when Seattle sent their annual season ticket holder letter, Russell Wilson was not mentioned. It mentioned several other star players, such as DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, but failed to mention their Franchine player. Seattle has a tough task ahead of them this upcoming offseason. They are coming off a very disappointing season as they were a SuperBowl favor prior to the season starting and were assumed to be one of the better teams in the NFL. Although they made the Playoffs, they failed to win the NFC West and lost in the playoffs’ Wildcard round. Upgrades are certainly needed if they want to remain a Championship Caliber team.
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A big concern is that since he entered the league, how often Russell Wilson gets sacked. On average, Wilson is sacked 43.8 times each season, which is the highest since the stat has been recorded. The NFL is catching on that Seattle has a weak offensive line, and it appears that Wilson might want to see that improve as well. In the Playoffs, Wilson basically did what he could to win the game but faced heavy pressure all game which was a big reason they lost.
No doubt that Seattle has a lot of decisions to make this off-season. They must improve in general, but if there is any tension between them and Russell Wilson, that must be their priority. I don’t blame Wilson for being upset, he wants to look out for his long-term health, and they will be much better if they can protect them. Although I doubt they trade him, it would be interesting to see if any of the teams his agent mentioned would make a run for him. The Cowboys are out after re-signing Dak Prescott; the other three teams haven’t committed to their QB’s for the long term. If I were Seattle, I would trade him to the team with the best offer.
My favorite rumored trade is Russel Wilson for Tua and 3 first-round picks. While being optimistic for the Future, Seattle would still be a contender, and Miami will be a Championship caliber team with Wilson. We will have to wait and see what Seattle will do.