Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Drawing Trade Interest

A “couple of teams” have inquired on Russell Wilson, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. However, the Seahawks have turned those suitors away, because they have no interest in trading their franchise quarterback. 

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It’s no surprise that the Seahawks have rejected calls on the future Hall of Famer. The quarterback carousel has caused Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff to trade places, and others could be on the move in the coming weeks, but Wilson is staying put. There could be other options for the ambitious teams seeking Seattle’s star still, including Eagles QB Carson Wentz and Raiders signal caller Derek Carr.

Clubs have put out feelers on Wilson in the past, but those talks didn’t get too far. One of those conversations took place in 2018, when the Browns considered swapping the No. 1 or No. 4 overall pick for him. Wilson was only 29 at the time, yet he was long established as one of the game’s top QBs. To even consider moving him, the Seahawks would have wanted an offer including both picks.

Wilson, 33 in November, set a new personal watermark with 40 passing touchdowns last year en route to yet another Pro Bowl selection. He also registered 4,212 passing yards in 2020 — seven shy of a new career high.

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