Lemme just get this out of the way: Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter sound alarmingly similar.
Okay now for the main story which is the Russell Wilson trade rumors. It’s been reported since right before the Super Bowl that teams have inquired the Seahawks about Russell’s availability for trade. At the time, it was a “no” and we figured we’d move on because this is not the first time this has happened. Then Wilson started being vocal in the media about the offensive coordinator search, input in the personnel, getting hit so often, etc. You also had some behind the scenes reporting suggesting some tension between Wilson and Pete Carroll.
Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers really set things off by saying Wilson would be interested in joining one of the Bears, Raiders, Cowboys (clearly off the table now), or Saints should a trade materialize.
So where do things stand between the Seahawks and Wilson as free agency approaches in just a matter of days? Well according to Rapoport’s sources, Seattle has received plenty of calls but as far as actively engaging in trade talks, that hasn’t happened.
As our Free Agency Frenzy coverage begins: Will the #Seahawks trade QB Russell Wilson? pic.twitter.com/5jvl2T9ExW— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2021
“No one I’ve spoken with has said that Seattle has actually engaged in any of these talks,” Rapoport said. “It doesn’t seem like they’ve negotiated actively as far as a potential trade of Russell Wilson. They have listened but they haven’t reciprocated.
“As of where we are, it doesn’t seem like anything is imminent right now. Also worth noting that Russell Wilson has a no-trade clause — he has to okay every trade possibility and he would do his research in doing that. Talking to the head coach and the GM and the OC and everything. There’s a lot of steps that would have to happen just for this trade to happen, if it did, and we’re nowhere near there yet.”
So maybe we can just relax for a bit? Maybe?