It seems that the Seattle Seahawks wanted to part ways with Russell Wilson a few seasons ago.
The Seahawks reportedly offered quarterback Russell Wilson to the Cleveland Browns as part of a proposed trade for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
This was reported on Wednesday by ESPN’s Brady Henderson who added that the Browns “weren’t interested” in the idea but it led Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, to secure a no-trade clause in the QB’s next contract that gave him greater control over his future.
According to Broncos Insider Benjamin Allbright, if that trade had gone through, the team would have selected Josh Allen with the No. 1 overall pick in 2018.
Wilson was ultimately traded to the Denver Broncos in March, ending a 10-year tenure with the Seahawks.
It worked out fine for Wilson, however, as he lands within a Broncos offense featuring no shortage of playmakers in the talent-laden AFC West.