The Seahawks made a massive move by trading Russell Wilson on Tuesday. 12s everywhere took to Twitter to react to Wilson no longer being in Seattle.
Seattle also released Bobby Wagner on Tuesday, reportedly, and that isn’t all that shocking. Wagner was due to make a lot of money and he is getting older. But the Seahawks trading Russell Wilson? That is a surprise to some.
Maybe Aaron Rodgers’ new massive contract reported on Tuesday doomed what Seattle wanted to do with Wilson. Wilson’s contract is up after 2023 and he was going to get really expensive. Like Wagner, Wilson wasn’t getting younger either, however.
So how did 12s feel about the trade? Some voiced their opinions on Twitter.
Seahawks fans react on social media to Russell Wilson trade
I like this and it’s so true for many 12s. With Russell Wilson, it’s complicated. Did he hold on to the ball too long at times? Yes. And he didn’t make nearly as many magical plays as he used to. But he was still great at times and better than whoever Seattle has under center in 2022 probably.
This is the biggest gamble of all. Trade Wilson? Not great but maybe if there’s a plan it all works. Schneider and Carroll, though, do not have a good record of drafting well with early picks over the last many years so there is no guarantee at all that just because Seattle is getting higher draft picks that they will be wise choices.
In the NFC West, this is a real possibility.
Funny you say that, Logan. We had the same idea.
I never want the Seahawks to go winless but realistically they probably aren’t going to have a good season in 2022. There is a real possibility that Seattle is near the bottom of the league although there is still talent on the roster and they could surprise some. But ending up with Young wouldn’t be a bad thing.
I love the positivity and this could be the case. The only issue is that this quarterback class isn’t that good. There isn’t one quarterback who is close to a sure-thing of being good. The Seahawks might end up taking a left tackle or an edge rusher and wait until 2023 to take a quarterback.