Russell Wilson trade speculation will once again follow the Seattle Seahawks into the offseason. NFL execs have some ideas of where he could fit.
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The trade speculation isn’t going away as Seattle’s season nears an end without the playoffs waiting for them.
In an article from Mike Sando of The Athletic, NFL executives from other teams proposed a trio of teams that could be a good fit for the unhappy quarterback.
Russell Wilson trade destinations: Execs like Browns, Saints or Broncos
The executives proposed the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos as “ideal fits.”
Basically, the execs see the value of the offensive lines at those destinations. The Browns, Saints and Broncos all have lines and rushing attacks that could provide a solid foundation for Wilson to thrive.
“Coaches and execs around the league overwhelmingly think Wilson, like most quarterbacks, is at his best when backed by a credible ground attack,” Sando wrote.
Wilson is a Super Bowl winner with a strong track record of success. However, he and the Seahawks have appeared unsettled for several years now. Their losing record in 2021 could be the final straw in the relationship between the quarterback and the team.
Wilson signed a four-year contract extension in 2019, so the Seahawks would have to agree to trade him and he would have to agree to waive his no-trade clause to actually get shipped out.
It’ll be a complex situation for both sides to navigate.