Will the Seattle Seahawks trade Russell Wilson this offseason or will both sides decided to run it back for at least one more year?
To improve the team would prove to be very hard as Wilson’s cap hit for the 2022 season is $37 million. He has a $19 million base salary with a $13 million signing bonus and $5 million roster bonus.
During an appearance on 950 KJR Seattle-iHeartRadio this week, former Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright suggested that Wilson could help his situation by taking a massive pay cut.
“You never want to count anybody’s pockets, but if you have all this money and your goal is to win, then you have to take a little bit less to eat so everybody can eat,” Wright said. “We saw how Brady did it and look at him now.”
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said he wouldn’t rule out Wilson being traded by the Seahawks, but the team would need a strong offer in return.
“Russ wants to know his options. I’m not saying he’s definitely going to go, but he wants to look around and see,” Rapoport said. “If you’re Seattle, it’s the same problem they’ve had the last few years. Even if they get a great offer, who is actually going to be their quarterback and how quickly can they rebuild? Because Pete Carroll is going to be 71, and he doesn’t want it to be a full-year rebuild. I wouldn’t rule out a trade, but it has to be a no-brainer and they have to know the answer to the next question as well.”
Rapoport added that Wilson’s no-trade clause gives him a lot of power in this situation.
“He does have a no-trade clause, so he’s not going anywhere he doesn’t want to go to. It’s amazing how smart that ended up being because you run the show.”
Last month, Jeff Howe of The Athletic said the Seahawks have shown no interest in trading Wilson unless they’re absolutely forced to do so.
Wright spent a decade with the Seahawks, and recently signed a one-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders back in September.
During the 2021 season, Wilson had 3,113 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.