Seahawks QB Wilson Likely Staying Put In Seattle For The 2021 Season

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It seems like there are rumors almost every day of a new quarterback who is either unhappy or wants to be traded in the National Football League, all as free agency gets set to kickoff in just a few weeks.

One player who is reportedly not thrilled with his team is Seattle Seahawks thrower Russell Wilson, who stated publicly that he wasn’t happy with the way the team’s offense was being run and even reportedly walked out of an offensive meeting earlier in 2020 prior to a game against Arizona.

Wilson is truly one of the best QBs in the game, so simply trading him wouldn’t be easy, but clearly there would be a lot of teams that would have interest if he does hit the market.

For now, don’t count on Wilson going anywhere though, as Friday ESPN’s Dan Graziano stated that the Seahawks haven’t even started internal discussions about dealing Wilson or what they would want in return for the veteran thrower, should any team make an offer.

One other massive issue with Wilson is the fact that there would be a $39 million dead cap hit if a trade is made, and that’s not something the organization wants to have to deal with.

The Seahawks will therefore likely keep Wilson on the roster in 2021 and try to make the quarterback happy by building the offense around him.

All Seattle has to do is look at the disaster that has become the Houston Texans and unhappy QB Deshaun Watson.

Wilson may one day be moved, but it’s not likely to happen until after the 2021 season.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. Russell Wilson may or may not know that only one super bowl trophy is awarded each season. and there are 31 teams and The Jaguars.

    this means that after Dak, Deshaun and Mahomes get two or three SB’s each by decry from social media, Russell doesn’t have much time to get another for himself.

    he is in a panic, because he is stuck … never to win again unless he can take someone elses team.

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