Top Landing Spots For Russell Wilson Next Season
The Wisconsin alum could be shopped heavily this offseason, so here are three spots that I think he could land.
While players like Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson will most likely be the belles of the ball this offseason, Russell Wilson will definitely be shopped by the Seahawks so here are three teams that I think will make a move for the Seattle gunslinger.
The first city that I could see Wilson playing in next season would be Washington D.C. for the football team, or whatever they’re going to name themselves.
For Washington, this feels like a no brainer move to make. Quarterback has been an uncertain position the last few seasons as they’ve gone through Dwayne Haskins, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Taylor Heinicke. They hold the eleventh pick in the draft and taking a gamble on a quarterback in the first round again, may not be the best option.
Washington has a solid plethora of young weapons in Curtis Samuel, Scary Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas, and Antonio Gibson which would make it an enticing landing spot for Wilson. In addition, their offensive line isn’t terrible, I mean it is better than Seattles current product.
The Football Team would have to part ways with that eleventh overall pick if they want Wilson though. A trade package for Russ could look like Washington dealing their 2022 first and second round pick, their 2023 first round and fifth round pick, along with pass rusher Josh Allen in exchange for Wilson and a 2023 second round selection.
From there, Seattle could address the QB position and draft a player like Kenny Pickett or Matt Corral eleventh overall or look to free agency and bring in a player like Cam Newton, Jameis Winston, or even Marcus Mariota.
I’d have to say this feels like the most likely scenario of where Wilson would land if Seattle decided to move him.
A second option for where I think Russell Wilson will play next season is also in the NFC East. While the Eagles have a guy that they’re trying to turn into a true QB1 in Jalen Hurts, if they want to win immediately they’ll make a deal for Wilson.
The Eagles have the collateral to land Wilson as they have three picks in the first round. A package for the Wisconsin alum to come to the City of Brotherly Love would be the Eagles sending the fifteenth pick in 2022, a 2022 second round pick, a 2023 third round pick, and quarterback Jalen Hurts in exchange for Wilson and a 2022 fifth round selection.
Philly has less weapons than Washington, but two pass catchers in DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert and running back Miles Sanders make it more bearable for Wilson. The Eagles do have a pretty good offense line though which is something Wilson hasn’t had in a few seasons.
I think that this is a likely trade because I think Philly is in the win now business as the NFC East isn’t a tremendously strong division. This trade would push them to win the NFC East and lock up a home game in the playoffs in 2022.
Option number three for Wilson would be Indianapolis. It’s clear that Carson Wentz IS NOT THE GUY for the Colts and Russell Wilson would not have lost to Jacksonville in week eighteen with the roster that the Colts have.
This is by far the most talented of the three rosters on here and he’d have one of the leagues top offensive lines in front of him. With Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton, and Trey Burton catching passes and Jonathan Taylor in the backfield, he’s bound to succeed.
To go with those weapons, the offensive line in front of him in Indy, anchored by Quenton Nelson and Ryan Kelly, could help preserves Wilsons career for a few more year. Through eleven games in 2021, Wilson was sacked 29 times.
The Colts would have to give up their 2022 second, third, and fourth rounder, their 2023 second and third rounder, and quarterback Carson Wentz to obtain Russell Wilson and a 2022 fifth round pick. I find this scenario the least likely of the three, but the Colts are definitely looking to find a new quarterback.