Why a trade of Russell Wilson to Dolphins makes sense
A straight-up trade for Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would be stupid. Wilson is a much better quarterback than Tagovailoa. But Tagovailoa is also going to be just 24 years old when the 2022 season begins and might still be learning what it is like to be an NFL quarterback.
He is only in his second year and has at least two more years under contract (as a former first-round choice, whoever Tagovailoa is playing for heading into his fifth season could pick up his fifth-year option).
Tagovailoa is probably not going to put up 5,000 passing yards in a season but he does know how to win games. His record in the NFL is 12-8 but it is really 12-7 as a starter because he has a loss for a week two game this year where he was injured and left after throwing just four passes. The Dolphins are 6-6 the last two years when he doesn’t start and really 5-7 when Tagovailoa doesn’t play most of a game.
But the Seahawks shouldn’t just get a quarterback who is 9 years and a few months younger than Wilson in the trade. The Dolphins have a first round pick in 2022 but two first rounds choices in 2023. They are two fourth round picks in 2022 and they have a young and talented defense.
Plus, Miami is a mecca for the entertainment industry so one would not think it would be out of the question for Wilson and his wife, Ciara, to want to play in Miami. And Miami has an excellent defense and Wilson would not have to win games on his own.
Basically, there are a lot of good options for Seattle if they do trade Wilson to Miami. Here is how a trade could work out.