Seahawks would be committing suicide with this trade
Which brings me back to the Seahawks. They could sign Russell Wilson to a five-year contract, and he wouldn’t turn 36 until halfway through its final season. It’s true that the game has changed significantly, even since Manning retired let alone Montana, but Russell Wilson does have the second-highest career passer rating of all time, at 100.3. I’m not saying he’s as good as Manning or Montana, but he isn’t Dan McGwire, either.
And let’s take a look at who Seattle has in the wings to replace Wilson. True, they’d have a first-round pick to step in, two counting their own. But do any of the quarterbacks in this draft scream Hall of Fame to you? Nope, me neither. No Andrew Luck out there, like the Colts had. And there certainly isn’t a modern version of Steve Young on the bench right now, just waiting for his chance, either.
The rumors are that Seattle’s minimum trade demand starts at two first round picks. Yes, it would save the Seahawks a ton of cap space to make a deal like that, considering the rookie salary scale. So what could they get with two first-round picks? Maybe you get another Earl Thomas. Or maybe it’s another Germain Ifedi. Do you really give up one of the best quarterbacks in the league, in his prime, for two rolls of the dice? That is utter insanity.
After the Seahawks sign Wilson to his new contract, whether it’s a heavily guaranteed three-year deal or the blockbuster five-year deal, that’s the time consider a trade. If Mike Ditka is out there, sure, I’ll take eight draft picks for Wilson. But he isn’t, and no one else is that crazy. Russell Wilson is right where he belongs, lighting up the scoreboard in Seattle.