The Seattle Seahawks are Russell Wilson’s franchise, as they will only go as far as he takes them. Despite rumors that they offered him to the Cleveland Browns for the No. 1 pick in 2018, Wilson is likely not leaving Seattle anytime soon.
However, if they do decide to offload Wilson and his ridiculous contract, the Las Vegas Raiders would certainly be interested in taking on the mercurial passer.
Yes, the Seahawks talked to the Browns about a Russell Wilson trade in 2018; will Wilson eventually be traded to a new team? (Don't be shocked if he is.) https://t.co/gB1MdeHVC2
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 14, 2020
Wilson isn’t going to come cheap, as you can make a strong case he is a top three quarterback in this league, while arguing anything lower than sixth/seventh place is simply ridiculous. Two first-round picks, two second-round picks, two mid-round selections and Derek Carr could be enough to get this deal done.
Wilson is under contract for four more seasons and will cost at least $31 million each campaign, so sending Carr gives Seattle a quarterback and helps the financial end of things balance out a tad.
Seattle gets picks for the inevitable rebuild and a steady hand at quarterback as they find their next franchise guy, while Las Vegas adds a future Hall of Famer that would make them a threat in the AFC West and the NFL as a whole given their stockpile of young weapons on offense.
SOUNDS IMPOSSIBLE BUT IT'S TRUE
Russell Wilson has NEVER received a MVP vote
Seahawks Under Russell Wilson
Win Pct% .676 2nd
10+ Win Seasons 7 2nd
Playoff Wins 9 2nd pic.twitter.com/tTgI0wNGU5
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) May 14, 2020
Actually trading Wilson would be the dumbest move in Seahawks history other than not running the ball on the one-yard line against the Pats in the Super Bowl. However, if Seattle did pull off this move, the least they could do is get a competent quarterback in return and an armada of draft picks.