Russell Wilson has yet to approach Seattle‘s front office to demand a trade. And even if he did, the Seahawks aren’t going to let him walk away so easily. In the event a trade does occur, Wilson reportedly has interest in four teams, the Raiders being one of them.
Las Vegas’ front office would obviously do everything it could to acquire Wilson, were he to become available. But Raiders fullback Alec Ingold isn’t a fan of the idea. In fact, he prefers Carr over Wilson, were the decision up to him.
Ingold told Vinny Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he’s confident in Carr being the Raiders’ quarterback for the 2021 season.
“That doesn’t make sense to me. I just don’t understand it. Because he is the guy,” Ingold said of Carr, via Pro Football Talk. “In our locker room, there is a sense of pride that we have our guy and we’re gonna ride with our guy,” Ingold said. “That is what bothers me more than anything. I can’t understand how anybody isn’t ecstatic to have this guy as the quarterback. By the way he plays. By the way he competes. By the way he leads. There is a sense of confidence around here that Derek Carr is our quarterback.”
Alec Ingold may have confidence in Derek Carr, as he should. But the Raiders’ front office has to pick up the phone and call the Seahawks immediately.
Carr is a great quarterback and has a long career ahead of him, but Russell Wilson is top-five at his position.
If the Seahawks quarterback becomes available, the Raiders must attempt a trade.