Which NFL teams should go all-in on a trade for Russell Wilson? Here are 5 trade destinations for the 33-year-old QB.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been doing all the right things and saying all the right things. His coaches and front office personnel are also doing and saying all the right things.
Yet, reports continue to emanate out of the Pacific Northwest that Wilson wouldn’t mind a trade. He’s not asking for one, but he definitely wouldn’t mind one.
NBC Sports’ Mike Florio picked up on the coded language being used by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll when asked about the possibility of his team trading Russell Wilson.
Carroll said the team had “no intention of making any move there,” according to Florio. But, the long-time NFL analyst believes Carroll could have used stronger language if he was sincere about keeping the decorated quarterback in Seattle.
While everyone involved in the matter seems to be saying the right things publicly, they could be working behind the scenes to work on a deal to send Wilson to a new team.
It’s important to note that Wilson has a no-trade clause in his contract, allowing him to essentially veto a trade unless he has approved it.
What’s important for the 33-year-old? Is it to compete for a Super Bowl right away? Is it to play in as big of a market as possible? Warm weather?
Only Wilson and his agent can answer that and they reportedly floated a wish list to members of the media last offseason that included Dallas, Chicago, New Orleans, and Las Vegas.
The NFL landscape has changed since last offseason. Perhaps Wilson would be willing to amend his wish list and include some of these teams.
Regardless, here are 5 NFL teams that need to be calling Seattle to work out a trade for Russell Wilson.