In-season blockbuster quarterback trades are extremely rare, but could we see one if things go downhill quickly in Seattle?
According to a report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks could look to trade star quarterback Russell Wilson if the 2021 season goes poorly. This likely wouldn’t happen until after the season, but if Seattle gets off to a disastrous start, perhaps it could happen sooner.
Wilson was one of several notable quarterbacks mentioned in trade rumors this offseason.
“Things are going swimmingly right now,” Rapoport said. “However, it is clear it is a make or break year for Seattle.”
From @NFLGameDay: Things are going well for the #Packers and Aaron Rodgers. Same for the #Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson. But it’s clear both situations could go either way during a crucial 2021. pic.twitter.com/MFnMvSy7dN
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2021
As Rapoport notes, the Seahawks almost surely won’t look to trade Wilson until after the season – and only if things go poorly.
There are already some teams being mentioned for Wilson, too.
“Russ to WASHINGTON,” one fan suggested.
Others, meanwhile, are less sure about a Wilson trade. However, this is almost surely Rodgers’ final year in Green Bay.
“Dunno about Russ but this is, 100%, the last hurrah for Rodgers with Green Bay. They’ve moved over like 27 million dollars in cap space to next year, and the maximum amount the cap can raise next season is like 26 million dollars,” one fan noted.
The quarterback carousel doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon, that is for sure.
Wilson and the Seahawks will open the season on Sunday against the Colts. Rodgers and the Packers, meanwhile, will kick off against the Saints.