That looks like it will change in 2021 now that the team is off to a 3-8 start.
This is only increasing the noise surrounding Wilson and a potential trade this offseason after rumors popped up earlier in 2021 about his preferred trade destinations.
This was a topic of discussion Wednesday on ESPN’s Get Up as the panel rehashed reported trade destinations Wilson prefers.
"I think it could be [Russell Wilson's] last season in Seattle." —@DanGrazianoESPN
Where could you see him ending up? 👀 pic.twitter.com/TrIUorKIzK
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) November 30, 2021
Wilson’s agent said that his client would prefer to go to the New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears, or Dallas Cowboys.
While other teams may have interest in Wilson this offseason, a team from his own list stands out the most.
That would be the Saints.
An Open Opportunity
The Saints were in great shape with Jameis Winston under center this year.
Then he suffered a season-ending injury at a time when the team was 5-2.
While the Saints do have blind faith in Hill, he does not seem like the ideal option as a long-term starter.
His best spot is in a gadget role where he earns a fortune and does not have to do all that much.
End of an era in Seattle?
➤ Russell Wilson has lost 4 straight starts for the first time in his career
➤ Seahawks have lost 8 games in a season for the first time since drafting him pic.twitter.com/fzhqE0jUWo
— ESPN (@espn) November 30, 2021
This leaves an opening for Wilson, regardless of Winston’s status for 2022.
The team could even retain Winston as a highly-paid backup, unless another team signs him away.
If Wilson’s list holds firm as it did in the offseason, the Saints remain the obvious landing spot.
The only way this conversation changes is if the Seahawks make a run to the postseason and based on how they are looking, that would be a true miracle.