Ready or not, here’s another NFL offseason filled with confusing rumors about whether the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson are going to continue their marriage or call it off and look to get engaged to someone new. This will be the second consecutive offseason in which it has, after 2021 who found himself covered in headlines when Wilson’s agent – knowing his client has a no-trade clause – a listed four other specific teams that the Pro Bowl quarterback would be open to. play for, namely the Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.
After weeks of speculation the Seahawks would trade a then disgruntled Wilson, they gave up all comers and kept Wilson on board for what is now a 6-10 season ahead of the Week 18 finale against the Arizona Cardinals. In December, reports surfaced the Seahawks are expected to be involved in trade talks for their future QB Hall of Fame, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, but less than a month later it is now reported that they have no plans to do so – by Mike Garofolo of NFL Network.
For his part, Wilson made his plans for the future known this week, in a rather definitive statement that carries a tone opposite to what he had in the past offseason.
“My goal is to win more Super Bowls”, Wilson said, “And my plan is to win one here. It’s that easy.”
Time will tell how it all [finally] shakes up in Seattle, but it’s clear that things are a long way from being settled when it comes to the team’s plan to turn the ship around for the future, as things don’t turn out the way they planned when ‘They chose to forgo any commercial offers – most including a passionate push by the Chicago Bears – to keep Wilson in tow. Initially, it was the defense that struggled as Wilson constantly tried to save the day, but Wilson struggled to regain his mojo after injuring his throwing hand in Week 5.
The Seahawks lost five of eight games after his return in Week 10, and while the fall isn’t entirely on Wilson (it’s also on head coach Pete Carroll and others), it does lift whether it’s time for a separation in 2022. If a divorce happens in act two of this play, it’ll be interesting to see where Wilson lands, given that at least two of the four teams initially nominated by his agent are probably no longer in play.
The Bears drafted Justin Fields in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft after the Seahawks ignored their advances, and the Dallas Cowboys responded with a historic contract awarded to two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Dak Prescott. That leaves only the Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints, and with the former still seemingly all-in on Derek Carr, it leaves the latter, questioning how committed Sean Payton would be to Jameis Winston. if Wilson was made available. . Wilson has made it clear he wants to play 20 or more years in the league, but that doesn’t mean it will be in Seattle.
Although, at least right now, that’s where he’s aiming.