He is one of the original mobile quarterbacks who has been able to sustain a long career at a high level with both his passing and rushing game.
Wilson led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl Championship in 2014.
Quite honestly, he was one Pete Carroll bad play call away from giving the Seahawks back-to-back titles in 2015, and the organization has never fully rebounded from it.
— RealClearLife (@RealClearLife) May 28, 2018
The Seahawks have contended but never again dominated.
Wilson, 32, is growing increasingly frustrated with the supporting cast around him, specifically the offensive line that could and should protect him.
He has been sacked often throughout his career, 394 times.
As his playing days dwindle and his body continues to take the beating, Wilson has expressed the need for change.
It is really unfair to say his comments are attributed to his wife wanting to move to a different city to advance her career.
So, Ciara is the one that wants to leave Seattle and maybe not Russ. https://t.co/N24DvyvMBj
— Mike H. (@xmike89) February 11, 2021
Wilson has been pounded around and beaten up by opposing defenses long before he married Ciara.
With that being said, what are the ramifications of Russell Wilson’s frustrations?
It is a very simple situation for Seahawks management.
They have two options.
Draft Or Sign Players To Help Him
The likely location to get Wilson much needed help would be the 2021 NFL Draft.
Of course, the Seahawks are a bit limited in their draft picks by virtue of the monster trade they made with the Jets last year to get Jamal Adams.
That leaves them with four draft picks, and none are in the first round.
They have a second round pick (55th overall), a fourth round pick (124th overall), a fifth round pick (163rd overall), and a 7th round pick (228th overall).
If the Seahawks make it a priority to draft a running back and some offensive linemen, that could help the situation with Wilson.
If Not, Risk Losing Wilson
A few years ago the idea of a long tenured quarterback leaving a team because he was unhappy with personnel issues would have been practically unheard of.
However, this is a new era in the NFL.
Tom Brady somewhat spearheaded it by leaving New England to go to Tampa Bay.
He called a lot of the shots along the way a la a head coach and general manager.
It was a successful experiment so naturally others could follow.
Could Russell Wilson be on the move? Reports are that the Seahawks are “pissed” with him going public on being unhappy with the offensive line.
He’d have no shortage of suitors but the short list would be:
5.) Cowboys 👀
6.) WFT pic.twitter.com/okcOA0vrmd
— GetWetSports (@GetWetSports) February 13, 2021
Russell Wilson’s Contract
Wilson is entering the third year of a four year deal signed in 2019 worth $140 million.
The earliest potential out for the contract would be prior to the 2022 season.
2021 is shaping up to be the year of the quarterback carousel so it would not come as a complete shock if this happened.
Wilson can make a lot of NFL teams instantly better just by joining them.
The Seahawks definitely have decisions to make so stay tuned.