An interesting trade suggestion has the New York Jets dealing away quarterback Zach Wilson to a team on the west coast.
The Jets are widely expected to move on from the BYU product, who was the No. 2 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft behind fellow quarterback Trevor Lawrence — who first overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Over at NFL Analysis Network, Kenneth Teape proposed an intriguing scenario in which the Jets would deal Wilson to the Seattle Seahawks:
“Seattle can offer their 2023 second and fifth-round picks for Wilson as they have two in each round. That could be a solid contingency plan should Smith not work out. Head coach Pete Carroll and his staff should be given a lot of credit for the work they did with Wilson and Smith, so they might be able to coax some of the talents out of Wilson that the Jets have been unable to unearth.
The results haven’t been there yet in his career, but his draft pedigree and physical tools are tantalizing attributes for a franchise. There are certainly coaching staffs out there with confidence they can get more out of him than the Jets did. With (head coach Pete) Carroll at the helm, the Seahawks could be one of those teams.”
The Seahawks are coming off a surprise trip to the postseason, thanks largely to a career year from 2022 Comeback Player of the Year award winner Geno Smith. The 32-year-old is coming off year in which he completed 69.8 percent of pass attempts for 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
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But Seattle also has the No. 5 pick in the April Draft, courtesy of the Denver Broncos via the Russell Wilson trade. So the Seahawks are in position to get one of the big three quarterback prospects in Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, Alabama’s Bryce Young or Kentucky’s Will Levis — if Seattle wants to go that route.
In 22 career games, Wilson has completed just 55.2 percent of pass attempts for 15 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. It’s rather evident that Wilson could use a fresh start, but we’ll have to wait and see if the Jets are actually keen on trading him after just two seasons.
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