Russell Wilson’s future with the Seattle Seahawks has been talker about for a few weeks now, as the quarterback has reportedly listed four franchises where he’d like to end up if he were to be traded.
It should be noted that Wilson hasn’t demanded a trade. Among the teams that were listed were the New Orleans Saints.
In a video posted Saturday, New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell put out her pitch and proclaimed that the city would be a perfect place for Wilson.
Jenny Durkan, Seattle’s mayor since 2017, saw the video, so she tweeted back to Cantrell: “I love you, Mayor, but keep your eyes off [Wilson]. His home is Seattle.”
Wilson, who is entering his 10th NFL season in 2021, wanted some influence on the team’s offensive schemes and personnel usage, but The Athletic reported he stormed out of a meeting after he was ignored.
Wilson has also publicly spoken about how the Seahawks’ offensive line needs to be fixed and that he’s “getting hit too much.”
He has full control over where he would want to go as Wilson is one of eight players in the league who have a no-trade clause in their contract.