Russell Wilson's Camp Gives Seahawks Several Potential Trade Destinations

By Jason Hall

February 25, 2021


Russell Wilson's agent is denying reports that the quarterback has requested a trade.

Mark Rodgers told ESPN that his client told the Seattle Seahawks he wants to remain on the team, but mentioned four teams -- the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders and Chicago Bears -- as possible approved destinations if the organization considered making a trade, Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.

Wilson has a no-trade clause in his contract, so he would need to approve any deal made by the Seahawks.

"Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson has not demanded a trade, his agent Mark Rodgers told ESPN. Wilson has told the Seahawks he wants to play in Seattle but, if a trade were considered, the only teams he would go to are the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, Bears," Schefter tweeted on Thursday (February 25.)

On Thursday, the Athletic reported members of Wilson's camp approached the Seahawks about a trade involving the franchise quarterback.

The joint Athletic report by Mike Dugar, Mike Sando and Jayson Jenks. Wilson included the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders as approved trade destinations.

Wilson was uncharacteristically blunt in his disappointment with the Seahawks and how the 2020 season ended for the franchise this week during a February 9 appearance on the Dan Patrick Show.

During the interview, Wilson admitted that he was "frustrated with getting hit too much" and said he would like to be involved with personnel decisions, citing Tom Brady's move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as setting the precent for quarterbacks having more of a voice.

Wilson's comments had reportedly led to more teams reaching out to the Seahawks about a possible trade, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo reported.

Wilson is set to enter the third year of a five-year deal that averages $35 million per year and includes a $32 million cap number in 2021, as well as a no-trade clause, meaning he'd need to approve any potential trade agreement.

All four of the teams listed in the Athletic's report were among the 13 logical suitors mentioned in a CBS Sports report published after Wilson's interview on the Dan Patrick Show.

The Dolphins, who were also reported to be the most likely trade destination for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, were listed by CBS Sports as the favorite to land Wilson in a potential deal with several tradable options and the team's presume uncertainty over former first-round pick Tua Tagovailoa as the franchise quarterback.

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