With the season coming to an end, rumors are swirling around Russell Wilson’s future with the Seattle Seahawks. Entering the 2021 season, this topic was on the mind of many as Wilson had stated some frustration with his team in the offseason.
Primarily, his frustration with getting hit too much and wanting more say in the front office. Although there is no telling of how satisfied Wilson is with everything in 2021, he has stated time and time again that he does not want to leave.
Many may feel that he doesn’t have much of a say. But, he actually does. With a no-trade clause in his contract, Russell Wilson would have to grant his permission to the Seattle Seahawks in order for a deal to be made. If you remember last offseason, Wilson’s agent listed 4 teams that he would accept a trade: Saints, Cowboys, Raiders, Bears.
Three quarterbacks the Seattle Seahawks could replace Russell Wilson with
Now, during the season, many reports have surfaced that Wilson would waive his no-trade clause for other teams – such as the Giants and Eagles – but Wilson denied those rumors. If the Seattle Seahawks were to move off of Wilson, in my opinion, it would be for one of two reasons.
- Seattle keeps Pete Carroll as the head coach and Russell Wilson isn’t pleased about that.
- Seattle decides to completely rebuild and start over from scratch.
I don’t believe Russell Wilson will draw the line in the sand to Jody Allen and say, it’s either Pete or me. He doesn’t appear to be that kind of player and quite frankly, I think his “spoiled” relationship with Carroll is overplayed. They seem to get along just fine. In fact, Pete touched upon how their relationship has never been stronger and, I believe it.
But, for argument’s sake, if Seattle were to trade Russell Wilson, let’s take a look at 3 potential quarterbacks who could take over as the face of the franchise.