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The Russell Wilson trade story has finally begun after months of conjecture. Over the weekend, the Washington Commanders submitted an official offer for the great quarterback, paving the way for other clubs to follow suit.
The Seattle Seahawks, on the other hand, flatly refused Washington’s trade offer. However, the burning issue on everyone’s mind is why they were so eager to dismiss a Wilson trade. Is Wilson really committed to staying with the Seahawks for another season? Or was there another, more nefarious reason why the talks broke down so quickly?
Russell Wilson was offered a lucrative contract by the Washington Redskins.
How serious are the #Commanders in their search for a QB? Sources say they made a strong offer to the #Seahawks on Russell Wilson. It didn’t go anywhere. But a sign Washington is ready to deal. And given what they have on their roster, they may be a QB away.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2022
First and first, it’s critical to admit that Washington offered Wilson a very aggressive offer. They weren’t simply phoning to see whether Seattle was interested in moving their great quarterback. This was a genuine offer from Washington, one that included numerous draft selections.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks were given numerous first-round selections in exchange for Wilson. That is a substantial offer.
Even if Seattle didn’t want to trade Wilson this offseason, savvy front offices don’t hang up the phone when a club offers multiple first-round selections in exchange for their 34-year-old quarterback. Washington had made an exceedingly respectable offer. So, what made Seattle laugh it off so quickly?
Russell Wilson’s contract includes a no-trade provision.
The Seahawks aren’t shopping Russell Wilson. But they do feel obligated to hear teams out when they call. But…that may not matter since russ has a no-trade and controls his fate. It’s kinda tricky when you think about it. That & more from Indy: https://t.co/5tLXWqVls2 pic.twitter.com/BIAQSnaJTG
— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) March 3, 2022
It’s a crucial point that has seemingly flown under the radar over the past few months — Russell Wilson’s contract includes a no-trade provision.. If a trade is to be completed this offseason, Wilson must agree to the deal beforehand. This effectively gives Wilson the power to choose his next team.
With this in mind, it’s easy to draw the conclusion that Wilson promptly dismissed the notion of joining the Commanders in Washington. Washington has one of the league’s lowest attendance percentages, plays in a subpar venue, and hasn’t made the playoffs since 2005. If Wilson’s ambition is to win another Super Bowl before retiring, the Commanders seem unlikely to be a good fit.
Dan Synder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, has been the subject of more controversy than perhaps any other owner in NFL history. Nowadays, it’s a depressing place to play football. Wilson has no right to reject a hypothetical shift to the nation’s capital.
Which clubs could Seattle be able to work out a deal with?
Getty Images/Steph Chambers/Russell Wilson
Most clubs in need of a quarterback would gladly trade multiple first-round choices for Wilson. That isn’t the issue that is keeping a trade from being completed this summer. Wilson, on the other hand, has complete control of the situation.
He needs to find a team that he enjoys playing for. He’ll just stay in Seattle if that’s the case.
Wilson has indicated interest in joining the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, and Las Vegas Raiders in the past. Las Vegas is the only club in this group that might make a huge deal for a quarterback. Derek Carr, on the other hand, is under contract with them.
In the end, if Wilson wants to trade clubs this summer, he has to extend his horizons. It’ll be his no-trade clause that keeps things from occurring.
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