Russell Wilson can’t be traded because he has less value now
Last offseason there were a lot of rumors that Russell Wilson wanted out of Seattle and maybe he would eventually be traded. He wasn’t. Maybe he should have been. I don’t say this because Wilson isn’t capable of being good, he is.
But last offseason the Seahawks probably could have gotten a decent return for Wilson. But based on his play this season, there is no way a sane team would give up more than a first round choice for him now. This isn’t a matter of Wilson coming back from injury now. He was good in weeks 13 and 14 after being terrible in the weeks before that after coming back from his finger injury.
But the last two weeks Wilson has not been good. Throw out the raw statistics against the Bears when Wilson had a quarterback rating of 104.1. Wilson was just 16 of 27 for 181 yards and while he did throw for 2 touchdowns he also overthrew or underthrew several receivers.
On one opening drive of the third quarter when the Seahawks might have taken a commanding lead, Wilson widely overthrew DK Metcalf on a short pass that would have gone for a first. Seattle punted on the drive.
Then in the fourth quarter, Wilson took a terrible sack that made a chippy field goal attempt much more difficult, especially in windy conditions on Sunday, and Jason Myers missed a 39-yard field goal. Whatever is going on with Wilson, it isn’t getting fixed and no other team is going to want him that much at this point.