This appears to be the year of the blockbuster quarterback trade in the National Football League.
So far in 2021, Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff have been traded. More quarterbacks are likely to be moved, too, potentially including Carson Wentz, Teddy Bridgewater and Deshaun Watson.
Another big-time name has surfaced in trade rumors, too: Russell Wilson.
While the Seattle Seahawks star quarterback is almost certainly staying put, teams have reportedly expressed interest in trading for him.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) February 7, 2021
From the report:
Will the Seahawks trade Russell Wilson? A couple of teams have called Seattle to inquire about Wilson’s availability, but there’s no chance the Seahawks are dealing their star QB.
“No chance” sounds about right, but the fact that teams called in the first place shows how crazy the trade market will be this offseason.
If the Seahawks do eventually decide to move on from Wilson, he would likely fetch more than any quarterback in recent history. Wilson is coming off another incredible season and seems primed for several more elite years.
Seattle, though, is clearly attempting to build around Wilson for years to come.