Defense wins championship
With Bryan Mone and Al Woods neither likely to return for 2022, it would seriously benefit the Seahawks to add a dominant interior pass rusher like Allen, who has 8.5 sacks so far this year and nearly 30 QB hits. The added piece costs the Seahawks their second-round pick next year, but they still end up with two firsts, a second and the incredible Jonathan Allen. The downside to this deal is in two things: a 2023 first-round pick is worth roughly a 2022 second-round pick, and the Football Team doesn’t send us a quarterback to give a chance to. The Seahawks would have to look to free agency, make a separate trade, or select a QB in the draft in order to field a starter for next season.
Things to keep in mind
Obviously, the regular season has 3 games to go, meaning that all the draft picks listed in these trades may end up being worth more or less. Also, understand that if Russell Wilson goes out and lights the field up in the final 3 games he may be worth just a smidge more. Conversely, if he continues to play like he did against the Rams on Tuesday, he may pull in less trade value. Finally, remember that Russell Wilson has to okay a trade to whichever team ends up wanting him most.
I love Russell Wilson just as much as the next Seahawks fan, but I will not go into this offseason with a mind clouded by past success. This organization shouldn’t either. Let’s grasp an opportunity to enter the next era of Seattle football instead of holding on to Wilson long enough that he isn’t worth anything.