So what should the Seahawks try to get back for Russell Wilson?
There is a difference between the Dolphins and Seahawks in 2022 and that is Miami has a good enough defense to win lots of games and needs to win before rookie contracts start expiring. Seattle is trying to sustain what they have but trying to build more towards extending their decade-long success into the next several years.
Seattle is getting old and Miami is young and just a step or two away from being really good. Russell Wilson could make them really good. But draft picks and roster pieces from Miami could help Seattle extend their success for several years. Tagovailoa isn’t Russell Wilson but he is good enough to help Seattle win games with the top-end offensive talent the Seahawks currently have.
For Miami to give up two first round picks for a 33-year-old quarterback plus their current starting quarterback is a lot to ask. But the Dolphins haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1974. Adding Wilson while giving up the first round picks isn’t too much, however. Plus, Miami still seems to be weighing whether Tagovailoa is a true long-term starter.
But this trade wouldn’t be the last gasp of an attempt to win another Super Bowl for Miami either. They would still have another first round choice in 2023 even if they trade one to Seattle. But for Seattle, Tagovailoa would – at worst – give the Seahawks a starter for a couple of seasons while Seattle gets back the first round pick they lost in the Jamal Adams-from-Jets trade and adds another first-rounder in 2023.