We know that Wilson is not happy with his current team, the Seattle Seahawks.
Wilson believes the Seahawks should be investing more in draft picks and free agents that can help protect him and make the offense better.
Most sacks taken since 2017:
♦️ Russell Wilson – 188
♦️ Deshaun Watson – 173 pic.twitter.com/1RtF92jpk0
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He is blessed with the ability to run which has helped him scramble out of situations, and thankfully, he has not been injured.
The Chicago Bears threw draft picks at Seattle in an effort to get Wilson but were unsuccessful.
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This latest theory centers around the Philadelphia Eagles who are stockpiling draft picks specifically for the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Eagles could do one of two things with their 2022 draft picks.
The Philadelphia Eagles are now picking No. 12 in the draft after trading back from the No. 6 pick.@danorlovsky7: "What transpired Friday puts them into the Russell Wilson conversation for the now and the future." pic.twitter.com/ti9ceBAmDa
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The first plan for those draft picks would be to continue the rebuilding that the Eagles are embarking on with Jalen Hurts as the quarterback.
Young quarterbacks need offensive linemen plus running and receiving weapons to help them succeed.
Assuming Hurts does well in 2021, this would be the logical way for the Eagles to utilize these draft picks.
The second plan would involve trading the draft picks and potentially Hurts to Seattle to get Russell Wilson.
This flies in the face of the rebuilding strategy because Wilson would turn 34 during the 2022 season.
It also assumes that Hurts gets exactly one season to prove himself, and 2021 did not go well for Hurts and the Eagles.
An unnamed NFL executive told The Athletic that both plans are viable possibilities.
“All they’re doing is stockpiling picks for next year, so they can get weapons for Jalen Hurts or acquire one of the top two overall picks to draft a quarterback. And I would put Philly in the driver’s seat for Russell Wilson next year if Seattle moves him. That would have Howie Roseman written all over it.”
All Of This Seems Unlikely
It is likely that an unnamed NFL executive could provide a scenario where each of the 31 teams besides Wilson’s Seahawks would make room for him on their roster in 2022.
This is a case of extreme speculation.
Wilson is at this point a Seattle Seahawk.
All the Seahawks need to do is give him a few quality draft picks and players to work with.
If the Seahawks have a winning 2021 season, Russell Wilson will not be going anywhere.