Russell Wilson trade rumors are wildly off-base and frankly crazy
How many first round picks would it take to get Russell Wilson?
Now we move to the other major reason this alleged trade won’t happen. No quarterback at Wilson’s level has been traded, not at this point in their career. Do you really think the 49ers would have traded Joe Montana after he made his second straight Pro Bowl and threw for a career high (to that point) 28 touchdowns? No team could possibly offer enough for him. Just as now, no team would ever give the Seahawks what they’d want for Wilson. There is ample evidence of the lowball trade market in the 2018 off-season already.
The Seahawks reportedly want a first and a second round pick for Earl Thomas. The Giants supposedly want the same, if not two number ones, for Odell Beckham Jr. Best of all, the Eagles have reportedly asked for two first round picks for their Super Bowl hero Nick Foles. Let that sink in. Just roll that around on your tongue for a few seconds. Two first round picks for Nick Foles.
Clearly that isn’t happening, just as (at least so far) neither the Seahawks nor the Giants are getting their asking price for demonstrably better players. So what would the Seahawks ask for Russell Wilson? Three years of first round picks? No one is making that deal in this market. Jarvis Landry, who “only” has 400 receptions in four years, was traded for a fourth and a seventh round pick. The Seahawks are not moving Russell Wilson for anything less than a crazy Mike Ditka style deal. And that is never happening again.
To the credit of both La Canfora and Trotter, they clearly don’t think the Seahawks are making any kind of move with Russell Wilson. The headlines make it seem they are, but they don’t write the headlines. They’re just mentioning the possibilities; you know, like the moon falling out of orbit. Which is far more likely than Russell Wilson being traded.