NFC West: Could Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson be on the move?

by Blaine Grisak
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Over the past nine years, one quarterback has dominated the NFC West. Quarterback Russell Wilson has led the Seattle Seahawks to two NFC Championships and four NFC West titles. He also led the team to their first ever Super Bowl title. Nonetheless, with the lack of front office support, Wilson could be on the move.

Wilson voiced his displeasure with the direction that the offense was going and the lack of help on the offensive line. Seattle has won 10 or more games in all but one of Wilson’s seasons, but without the star quarterback, it’s hard to see the Seahawks as anything more than a five or six win team.

 

According to reports, Wilson’s camp has approached the Seahawks about a potential trade. Bleacher Report says that the Dolphins, Jets, Saints and Raiders have been mentioned as potential destinations. Some people in the NFL think a trade could happen “in the near future.”

Wilson has been the best quarterback in the NFC West ever since he was drafted in 2013. The Seahawks took Wilson in the third round despite signing Matt Flynn in free agency. Wilson won the quarterback battle in camp and has gone on to be a top-5 quarterback in the NFL.

What a trade could mean for the NFC West?

Despite Wilson’s dominance, the Rams have a 10-8 record against Wilson and are 1-0 against him in the postseason. If Wilson were to leave the Seahawks via a trade this offseason, it would make the Rams immediate heavy favorites for the NFC West this season. Meanwhile, Seattle would most likely drop to the bottom of the division behind San Francisco and Arizona.

On the Rams side, Stafford would be the best quarterback in the division. Until the 49ers potentially draft or sign a new quarterback, the Rams would be the best team in the division heading into the 2021 season.

It’s a long offseason ahead. However, it’s clear that Russell Wilson is unhappy in Seattle. If he is in fact traded, the entire complexion in the NFC West completely changes.

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