Russell Wilson, step right up! You’re the next contestant on disgruntled quarterbacks who other teams are thirsting over!
What is going on:
The Seahawks and Russell Wilson suddenly seem to be careening toward a divorce; when will it happen? https://t.co/coVWuCNnGI
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 11, 2021
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 11, 2021
In recent days, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has opened up to share his displeasure with how things are going in Seattle. Wilson’s words haven’t been overly aggressive, and to be clear, this isn’t Deshaun Watson kind of situation that has the player openly requesting a trade. But Wilson sharing his frustrations about taking a heckuva lot of hits and uncertainty regarding his availability via a trade is telling enough. Quarterbacks of Wilson’s stature should be heard loud and clear by the front office, and they should know where they stand in the organization.
But here we are, with PFT’s Mike Florio sharing a report citing Dan Patrick, who hears: “A source told me that the Seahawks’ management is not happy with Russell Wilson and his camp for taking this to the media. You wonder if they’re going to be able to co-exist. … The current situation is not sustainable. That’s what I was told.”
So we have a team going public venting its frustrations because a player is letting out his own. Not great for Wilson and the Seahawks. But for any team in desperate need of a quarterback that happens to have assets and is willing to send them off in a heart-beat for a guy like Wilson should be licking their chops as they read about this “not sustainable” situation.
And yes, obviously this should include the Bears.
No, the Bears don’t have the most attractive assets. Nor do they have the type of volume one might require for such a deal to get done. But they’re desperate and have let it known that they’re willing to talk shop with the big dogs. For the moment, the Seahawks haven’t shown any intent to trade Wilson. And why would they? Have you seen what Wilson means to that team? But that shouldn’t prevent a team from trying. What’s the worst that can happen? They say no. What’s the best that could happen?