Last night, Jason La Canfora reported that Russell Wilson’s camp is unhappy with the Seattle Seahawks. Well, the superstar quarterback added fuel to that fire on Tuesday with his comments on The Dan Patrick Show.
When asked if he’s on the trade block, Wilson said “I’m not sure if I’m available or not. That’s a Seahawks question.”
That might seem like nothing to some fans, but it doesn’t sound like Wilson is as involved in the Seahawks’ business as he should. After all, he’s been the face of the franchise for several years.
Fortunately for the Seahawks, the Pro Bowl quarterback doesn’t have intentions on demanding a trade, saying “Hopefully I’ll play in Seattle forever.”
"Hopefully I'll play in Seattle forever."
— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) February 9, 2021
A blockbuster trade involving Wilson would shake up the entire landscape of the NFL, but it may be too early to predict a move of that magnitude.
Wilson is under contract for the next three seasons, earning an average of $35 million per year during that span.
The current odds of Seattle actually trading Wilson are fairly low. It would be a foolish move considering that he’s currently in his prime. However, the front office might consider giving him more say in their personnel decisions.
“I want to be involved,” Wilson told Dan Patrick. “At the end of the day, it’s your legacy, your team’s legacy…. It helps to be involved more. That dialogue should happen more often.”