This past offseason, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was mentioned in a handful of trade rumors. Well, according to Dan Patrick, the earliest trade rumors involving the Pro Bowl quarterback actually took place in 2018.
Before the Cleveland Browns selected Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the front office came close to landing Wilson in a blockbuster deal with the Seahawks.
Patrick is reporting that Seattle was willing to part ways with Wilson because it had its sights set on selecting Josh Allen from Wyoming.
“Seattle, from what I’m told, was going to take Josh Allen,” Patrick told Chris Simms on The Dan Patrick Show, via Fox News. “And the Browns were going to take Russell Wilson. They were going to have a trade between those two teams.”
Patrick added that Wilson was on board with this trade at the time.
“I know Russ was open to that. Cleveland wanted him and Seattle was ready to move on from Russell Wilson and get Josh [Allen].”
If the Browns truly missed out on acquiring Wilson, that must have been a tough pill for the front office to swallow.
Mayfield has been a fine quarterback since entering the league in 2018, but he is no Russell Wilson. Every year, Wilson proves that he’s a legitimate MVP candidate.
With so much uncertainty surrounding Wilson’s future in Seattle, the Browns may want to consider calling back the Seahawks to see what they want for him.