The tables continue to turn with the Seattle Seahawks regarding the sentiment around star quarterback Russell Wilson. He has continued to voice his frustrations both internally and publicly that have generated tremendous trade chatter. Wilson has now taken it a step further by informing the Seahawks the four teams on his trade wishlist.
Russell Wilson remains bubbling with frustration in Seattle
Since the Seahawks’ disappointing playoff exit, things have continued to unravel within the franchise.
Much of which has come from Russell Wilson’s public venting of his frustrations about Seattle’s offensive line situation. Wilson has also voiced that he would like a more significant say in the roster personnel decisions, which is something that the team hasn’t moved toward.
The 32-year-old is a significant reason for the team’s continued success, which he believes should allow him to influence roster moves. Instead, it further fueled the dialogue around trade talk concerning his long-term status in Seattle.
“I want to be involved. At the end of the day, it’s your legacy, your team’s legacy,” Wilson recently voiced on The Dan Patrick Show. “It helps to be involved more. That dialogue should happen more often.”
The star quarterback has now taken it a step further by providing a list of teams to the Seahawks where he would welcome a trade.
Russell Wilson reportedly has four NFL teams on his potential trade wishlist
As the offseason moves along, the dialogue around Russell Wilson’s status with the Seahawks remains cloudy.
The initial sentiment around the situation was that the franchise wouldn’t entertain the possibility of moving their star quarterback.
Things have progressed to interested teams gauging that it could take at least three first-round picks to pry away Wilson from Seattle.
According to a report from The Athletic, Wilson’s frustrations have guided him to suggest potential landing spots. His list reportedly includes the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, and Las Vegas Raiders. There is also the growing belief that a trade could happen soon.
Each of the franchises that Wilson suggested has lingering questions about their quarterback situations. Each team would welcome the chance to secure the eight-time Pro Bowler as their long-term future under center.
At the very least, the trade wishlist suggests that Wilson is serious about potentially leaving the Seahawks. He aired his desires with the organization and has been turned down, making these trade landing spots a possibility.
The ball is now in the Seahawks’ court to react to the latest move from their disgruntled franchise quarterback.
Seattle holds all the cards
Russell Wilson has made his feelings quite clear to the franchise, with the potential desire to move on from the situation.
The matter now lies in general manager John Schneider’s hands as he will have the ultimate say over Wilson’s future. Schneider was the person that took the chance on him with the 75th overall pick in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft.
Over the years, Schneider has garnered the reputation of being a general manager that will listen to offers. He isn’t afraid to move on from prominent cornerstone players, as he did with Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Marshawn Lynch.
Wilson may be entirely different from each of those players, but it’s hard to believe that the Seahawks won’t entertain the possibility if they receive a significant offer. All in all, the coming weeks will reveal where things are headed in Seattle.