According to a report done by The Athletic NFL staff that includes Seattle Seahawks beat writer Michael Shawn-Dugar, Russell Wilson’s camp approached the Seahawks for a potential trade.
Russell Wilson's camp has approached the Seattle Seahawks for a potential trade, per @MikeDugar, @SandoNFL and @JaysonJenks— PFF (@PFF) February 25, 2021
Potential destinations include: Dolphins, Jets, Saints, and Raiders.
Wilson was PFF's 6th highest-graded QB in 2020 (90.5) pic.twitter.com/u6neuHS6cb
According to CBS’ Jason La Canfora, Russ’ people “broached potential trade destinations with the Seahawks” and they were the Dolphins, Jets, Saints, and Raiders. Wilson has a full no-trade clause in his contract, so if he did want to be traded he would have the final say on where he goes.
The Athletic NFL staff’s sources also said that Russ “Stormed out” of a meeting with the Seahawks coaches before the Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals this past season. In the meeting, Wilson “Outlined his own ideas for how to fix the offense. His suggestions were dismissed.”
This is a sticky situation that will be enthralling over the next few months. Again, Russell has a full no-trade clause in his contract so he has full control of where he plays in 2021, but the Dolphins have some phenomenal assets with Tua, the 3rd pick, and multiple first-round picks, and the Jets are in the same boat with Sam Darnold, the 2nd pick in the draft, and multiple other first-round picks (including the Seahawks next two first-rounders).
The Saints and Raiders, while not in the same boat as the aforementioned Dolphins and Jets, also have some promising young players who could be included in a trade. There is also a certain Deshaun Watson that is looking for a new home and three team trades do exist, so while that may not be the likely outcome, it’s certainly something to keep an eye on.