Number 2: New Orleans Saints
Obviously, if the Seahawks do trade Russell Wilson, they need multiple first rounds picks back. Otherwise, there is no use in moving him at all. (And again, I don’t see the point in trading Wilson, but Schultz said what he said so we might as well comment on it.) While New Orleans does have a first-round choice in 2022 and in 2023, just as the Broncos do, the Saints could entice Seattle more than Denver by offering a good young pass rusher.
As it stands currently, New Orleans has the 11th pick in the 2022 draft but there is still quite a bit of the season left and this could easily change. And we can assume that if Wilson goes to New Orleans that New Orleans would be better next year and the value of their 2023 first-round choice goes down.
For Wilson, going to New Orleans would be a good move. Saints coach Sean Payton is used to working with Drew Brees and Brees, like Wilson, is a shorter quarterback. Wilson would probably learn to throw through lanes he never thought possible in Seattle and Payton would get the best of out Wilson.
But if the Saints could offer both first-round picks the next two years plus edge rusher Marcus Davenport, that might be good enough. Yes, Davenport does get banged-up somewhat easily but he also has tremendous ability and would instantly be the Seahawks best pass rusher. Davenport is also signed through 2022 so if he ends up getting injured again, Seattle isn’t on the hook for lots of years. But Davenport’s upside is too enticing to pass up.