The Seattle Seahawks season is ending with a thud. This was the make-or-break year that fans and pundits alike thought the Seahawks could finally make it to the NFC Championship game.
Then the season started. Reality set in and the Seahawks are officially out of the playoffs with two games left.
The Seahawks are now facing a crossroads unlike any that have come before under Jody Allen, Pete Carroll, and John Schneider. What do you do? How do you retool, rebuild, and create a championship team after such an abysmal season?
Five trades the Seattle Seahawks might make involving Russell Wilson
The way I see it, there are 4 ways the Seahawks off-season will go:
- Judy Allen will fire both Pete Carroll and John Schneider and keep Russell Wilson. This choice will allow Wilson more input on the key decisions, including picking the next head coach.
- Judy Allen will fire one of Pete and John and try to keep Russell Wilson. This will be difficult. Wilson seems tired of Pete’s philosophy and lack of ability to change. Schneider is tired of Wilson’s agent constantly causing issues publicly.
- Judy Allen will clean house and trade Russell Wilson to recoup assets and start a full-on rebuild.
- Seahawks will run it back as Pete Carroll mentioned in his press conference on Monday. There will be little to no changes made.
The last option is the most concerning to me. The ship has been slowly sinking over the last few seasons. Poor roster building, bad draft choices, and an archaic system have kept the Seahawks from being truly competitive. The reset in 2018 didn’t work. I don’t trust this reset to be any different, especially considering the team doesn’t have a first-round pick this year.
There are significant rumors that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks may simply be at a crossroads where it’s best for both parties to wash hands and go their separate ways. The bad taste in all their mouths has left a need for change.
If that is the case, let’s look at the potential hauls Seattle could receive in return. I used the draft trade value chart from Over The Cap to help keep the trade values similar. I used contract remaining, positional value, and the players talent level to assign a value for any player’s involved in trades.