Earlier this week, it was reported that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson would consider waiving his no-trade clause after the 2021 season for the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints or Denver Broncos, per sportswriter Jordan Schultz.
One former Seahawks quarterback saw that report and decided to add to it.
“Not real. This is a sign of how chaotic the next five weeks will be with reports about the state of the Seahawks from every angle,” former quarterback Jake Heaps said. A fan then brought up the fact that Wilson’s agent released a list of teams during the offseason showing what team’s he’d accept a trade to.
“Zero disrespect to Jordan Shultz but Wilson and his camp would not use Shultz to express his frustrations or what he wants for his future,” Heaps responded.
There were rumors dating to last offseason that Wilson wanted to be traded, though the quarterback denied that in June:
“There was a lot of people, there was a whole thing saying I requested a trade, and that’s just not true. I didn’t request a trade. Everything kind of started from there. Obviously, tons of teams were calling and I think that the reality was I didn’t want to go anywhere else, I wanted to play in Seattle. But if I had to go somewhere, these are the teams I would go to or consider. At the end of the day I have a no-trade clause, right?”
The Seahawks are just 4-8 this season and with the likely out of reach, whispers of Wilson’s desire to play elsewhere will continue to surface.
The 33-year-old has had his own struggles this season, throwing for just 2,042 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 67.2 percent of his passes in nine games. He has a 3-6 record as the team’s starter.