Oct 7, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson has been with the Seattle Seahawks his entire pro career but now his career is at a crossroads. Things haven’t been as harmonious compared to years past and with a current 4-8 record and an injury that sidelined him for three games, Wilson might be looking to leave Seattle.

Wilson has two years left on his contract as well as a no-trade clause but if he were to request a trade, he would obviously be willing to waive that for the right team. According to NFL insider Jordan Schultz, three teams are under strong consideration for Wilson to waive his no-trade clause. Those teams are the Giants, Broncos, and Saints.


Broncos reporter Benjamin Allbright corroborated Schultz’s report, adding that “Denver and NO are the preferred destinations.” This came a week after Adam Schefter revealed to a Philadelphia sports talk radio station that he believed Wilson would waive his no-trade clause if the Eagles went after him. Though that seemed more like speculation whereas Schultz’s report came from “sources.”

It is entirely possible that Wilson remains in Seattle. Time heals all wounds and maybe after the season is over, some time away will help the relationship. Plus, it’s not like the Seahawks have to trade him and Wilson has had a lot of goodwill among Seahawks fans. Would he be willing to give that up in order to push for a trade? We’ll have to see.

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