It appears the more the Seattle Seahawks quarterback states that he wants to remain with his current team, the more he finds himself in trade rumors. Just last week during many media appearances leading up to the Super Bowl, Russell Wilson told Chris Russo of SirusXM radio that he hopes to remain with the Seahawks and “win three more Super Bowls”.
After hearing that, I think many 12s took a deep sigh of relief as Wilson once again reiterated his commitment to turning things around with the Seahawks organization. But, just 7 days later, Russell Wilson once again finds himself in an interesting headline. Only this trade proposal is truthfully crazy.
JP Finlay of NBC Sports discussed a trade proposal between the Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans and Washington Commanders that suits the needs of all three teams. Or at least, that’s what he claimed.
A Russell Wilson and Seattle Seahawks 3-Way Trade Proposal
This is what was proposed:
Houston Texans receive: Multiple 1st’s from Washington along with DL Daron Payne.
Washington Commanders receive: QB Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks receive: 2nd round pick from Washington along with QB Deshaun Watson
While there is little to no chance of this actually happening, for fun sake, let’s breakdown why this deal makes no sense for the Seahawks.
With Pete Carroll remaining as the head coach of this team, it is obvious they do not want to enter a rebuild. I know — you read that and said, well they’d be getting Deshaun Watson. But, would they actually though? Although Watson is cleared to play football for the time being, he has been accused by numerous different women of sexual assault.
That is something you don’t want printed on the forehead of your franchise quarterback. Just that alone is enough for Seattle to not pull the trigger. But, we can keep going. If Seattle were going to move off Russell Wilson, I believe they would want more of a pocket pressure quarterback.
Why? Well, because the rumors of the disdain between Wilson and Seattle — although I have a hard time believing this — is that Wilson holds back this offense. His habit of holding onto the ball and trying to make the big splash play has sparked frustration with the front office.
What about the offensive line’s inability to consistently protect him? Oh, right — it is extremely difficult to win in this league without adequate protection. Go ask the Cincinnati Bengals. Regardless, the point being is that Deshaun Watson’s game resembles Wilson. He is a playmaker. His athleticism allows him to evade pass rushers and thus, results in him holding onto the ball for a longer time.
Quite frankly, swapping Deshaun Watson for Russell Wilson does absolutely nothing for the Seattle Seahawks. One reason people have been urging Seattle to trade Wilson is because of the potential return they could get. Once again, that is not found in this deal.
Ultimately, the silly Russell Wilson trade rumors will not go away. It seems like every other day, PFF Bet posts a new team whose the favorite to land Russell Wilson. Nonetheless, 12s should be hopeful that Wilson will be back under center in 2022. I’m starting to think people just enjoy ticking off Seahawks fans or they are just bored and decide to come up with these rumors.