INDIANAPOLIS – Any team that wants to make a trade for Russell Wilson has to set a high bar.
According to multiple reports, the Seahawks turned down an offer from several of the commanders’ first-round picks. The trade offer confirms what both teams said at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this week: The Seahawks will hold phone calls with all players but don’t want to pull from Wilson, while the Commanders plan to aggressively pursue a veteran quarterback.
“I don’t think you’re going to see many quarterbacks moving, despite all the talk,” an NFL executive told The Post.
Wilson’s trade availability has been an issue for 14 months, but Washington’s is the first reported offering. Wilson has a no-trade clause and even if the teams did agree on fair compensation, it’s unknown if he would give it up to go to the Commanders, who have a quarterback from the nine-time pro as a favorite in the NFC East might be bowler caliber.
Wilson’s agent said last offseason he was willing to be traded to the Cowboys, Saints, Bears and Raiders.
Washington has a talented roster — perhaps more than the seemingly fading Seahawks — but the organization has been surrounded by controversy for most of owner Daniel Snyder’s two-decade tenure and is under investigation over allegations of sexual misconduct. Wilson is a former NFL Man of the Year award winner and is close to Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Taylor Heinicke was 7-8 as Washington’s starter last season when the original plan to go with Ryan Fitzpatrick backfired when the veteran suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1.
“This year we’re very proactive, searching and searching,” said head coach Ron Rivera. “We try to really cover every base. Every time you hear something, you check it in. We need to do our due diligence.”
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said he hasn’t heard from any of his peers regarding a trade for MVP Aaron Rodgers that could change unless Washington sees Wilson as much more likely.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/05/seahawks-reject-commanders-hefty-russell-wilson-trade-offer/ Seahawks reject Commander’s powerful trade offer from Russell Wilson