As their 2021 season went on, Seattle Seahawks veteran quarterback Russell Wilson shot down reports that he wanted a trade. But this all came on the heels of his agent Mark Rodgers having floating four teams for which Wilson would consider waiving his no-trade clause.
The Washington Football Team was not one of those targeted destinations, but it seems things have since changed.
Now that the season in Seattle is over, Wilson’s camp has leaked that he wants to “explore his options,” according to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport. “And just like last year, sources say Russell Wilson wants to explore his options to see what else might be out there for him. Wilson has not demanded a trade, and it’s not clear if he will. But at the least, those close to Wilson say he wants to investigate other destinations to see if those would put him in a better position to win another championship and create the legacy he sees for himself.”
One of those options just happen to be the rebranded Commanders.
Washington fans are certainly loving the idea after a photo of Russell Wilson with Commanders defensive tackle Jonathan Allen at the 2022 Pro Bowl surfaced online.
The Commanders are looking for their next franchise quarterback and Wilson could be a fit. The longtime Seahawks quarterback has a no trade clause in his contract, meaning he won’t go anywhere without his approval.
Seattle finished at 7–10 last season as Wilson tallied 3,113 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions. The 33-year-old has two years left on a deal that will incur a nearly $80 million cap hit over the remainder of the contract.
Washington likely wouldn’t care as long as they have a QB in the backfield that would allow them to compete week in and week out.
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