There’s Four Teams Where Russell Wilson Would Consider a Trade
What seemed improbable, bordering on impossible, just a short time ago, might not be so far-fetched after all in the saga of Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson.
Wilson says he's fine in Seattle, and has NOT demanded a trade, but he is willing to discuss possibilities elsewhere for his services, but only with four specific NFL teams, three in the NFC, one in the AFC, and they all have offense-minded head coaches.
You see, Russ is on pace to be the most sacked quarterback in NFL history. He was sacked 47 times in 2020, that was tops in the league. In his career, he's gone down 394 times in 144 regular season games, the most of any QB in his first nine seasons since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and while he admits some of those sacks are on him because of his penchant to hold the ball and try to extend a play to make something happen, he is still taking a record-breaking pounding and something's got to change.
Recently, his all-for-one and one-for-all demeanor has been slowly whittled away as Russ' frustration is boiling over. Since he has a no-trade clause in his contract, today Wilson's agent informed the Seahawks and the world, as Seattle's dirty laundry is being aired publicly, daily, that there are four teams Wilson would consider a trade to: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders, and New Orleans Saints.
Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers made the remarks to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Wilson is frustrated with pass protection, and his lack of input regarding personnel decisions relative to other top quarterbacks. He also wants more of Seattle's offense to go through him, which was the case during the first ten weeks of the 2020 season (#letrusscook), but near the end of the year the Seahawks went back to what Pete Carroll has preached forever: Control the ball with the run and play good defense.
That ain't workin' anymore for #3.