Unfortunately, there will be no more ManningCast this NFL season. Monday night was the final one as the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams faced off in the last game of Super Wild Card Weekend. The guest list was again loaded, with Larry Fitzgerald, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Everybody was anticipating some rumor talk from Wilson with his Seahawks future up in the air, but sadly he didn’t tip his hand one bit. However, there seems to be a reason why he didn’t mention any of it.
Russell Wilson didn’t give away anything on the ManningCast — because there was an agreement not to
That is the reason why.
After all, Peyton and Eli Manning must have been anxious to ask a question about where Wilson is headed next season.
But they didn’t, and this makes sense. However, Wilson did end his appearance with a “Go Hawks” that is music to the ears of the Seattle faithful.
But, nothing else besides that. Everybody that tuned in during the blowout to see if Wilson would reveal anything walked away with disappointment.
Nonetheless, Wilson was entertaining, and some even said he might be indirectly auditioning for an analyst job in the future.
It was still a great time with Wilson, even if he didn’t tip his hand regarding the upcoming offseason.
Still, where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
The latest Russell Wilson reports suggest a trade out of Seattle is possible
Recently, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Wilson wanted to “explore his options” during the offseason. Then, on The Pat McAfee Show, Rapoport mentioned the same thing.
After a rough campaign in Seattle, it makes sense for Wilson to explore other options. The Seahawks roster needs a lot of work, and Pete Caroll’s future is also in limbo.
The question remains on if Seattle wants to trade him and, if they do, for how much?
Wilson is still a solid quarterback, and with the right pieces around him, he can spark a team into a Super Bowl contender.
The offseason will bring about many questions and the rumors will swirl endlessly, and the agreement for the ManningCast not to address this matter shows that this isn’t a farfetched possibility.
Where would the Seahawks QB go if he is traded?
This is the biggest question of them all.
A ton of quarterback-needy teams would throw the farm at Seattle to acquire the veteran signal-caller. The Pittsburgh Steelers make a lot of sense with Ben Roethlisberger finishing his NFL career. The Denver Broncos also seem like a viable option after the quarterback carousel they have been through in recent years.
Could the Philadelphia Eagles make an offer? The Carolina Panthers or New Orleans Saints?
If Wilson does indeed become available, expect the phones in Seattle to be bringing off the hook with monster offers. How often does a Super Bowl-winning quarterback become available?
Not very often, and if Wilson goes to a playoff contender, his addition could be enough to put them over the edge.
Yes, everybody was expecting a Wilson truth bomb during the ManningCast — well, everybody except for Wilson and the Mannings, who were made aware of the agreement.
Nonetheless, something is brewing in Seattle.