Okay, I know that Seattle’s perennial knight-in-shining-armor, Russel Wilson, is under contract until 2024. But, after his last offseason dissatisfaction with the Seahawks franchise, I can only imagine he wont be much happier when this years offseason rolls around. Because of this, it might be time to finally end the Wilson-Carroll era, as much as I hate to say it.
I also know that the three teams Wilson allegedly mentioned interest in moving to this season were the Broncos, Saints and Giants. And finally, I know that the Raiders are not one of these 3 teams. I just cannot foresee a universe in which Seattle would trade Wilson to a team in the NFC, so that already eliminates the Saints and Giants as a landing spot.
For the sake of a franchise reboot, and the Broncos not having much to offer at the quarterback position, I would opt to deal Wilson to the Raiders in return for Derek Carr and some much-needed draft capital (which will be a theme for the next trade I discuss as well).
I know that Carr has his fair share of critics out there, but I am certainly not one of them. Personally, I think Carr is awesome, and his loyalty and competitiveness is something that every 12 would fall in love with.
Aside from the intangibles that Carr would bring to the team, Carr has thrown for 4,000 yards every year since 2018. He has also played for 5 different head coaches in his 8 seasons as a Raider. So no matter who you are, I think we can all appreciate the fact that he continues to produce solid numbers despite having to learn so many different playbooks and offensive schemes.
I think that with a more stable franchise like Seattle, Carr would absolutely excel. And even if you’ve disagreed with everything I’ve said about him up to now, there is one thing you cant deny: no matter what circumstances he’s been in, Derek Carr has always found ways to win games. I don’t think this would change if he came to Seattle, so that is why I would consider this trade a quick reboot rather than a rebuild.