Amid rumors that teams have inquired about the availability of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, one report suggests the team needs to beef up its offensive line if it hopes to keep the seven-time Pro Bowler happy.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports tweeted Monday that "Russell Wilson's camp has grown increasingly frustrated by the Seahawks inability to protect" the star quarterback.
Through nine seasons, Wilson has been sacked 394 times.
In 2020, Wilson was taken down 47 times, a year after he led the league with 48 sacks taken.
The bulk of those 2020 takedowns came in the second half of the season. He was sacked 28 times from Weeks 9 through 17, and he went down five more times as the Seahawks fell to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card Round.
According to Curtis Rogers of 710 ESPN Seattle, Wilson could hold a dubious distinction if he keeps this up.
Curtis Rogers @AKidFromKent
Russell Wilson has been sacked 394 times in 9 seasons. An average of 43.77 a year. Brett Favre holds the record for most times sacked with 525. He also played 20 seasons. If Wilson plays 20 seasons, he'll be on pace for roughly 876 sacks, shattering the current record by 351 🤯
At this rate, he would only need three more seasons to break Favre's record.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that "a couple of teams" have reached out to the Seahawks, but "there's no chance" Seattle moves on from its franchise quarterback even in a swirling market that has seen Matthew Stafford depart the Detroit Lions, kicking off a slew of potential moves under center leaguewide.
With 31 players set to hit free agency when the league year begins in March, perhaps the Seahawks will be able to zero in on the offensive line to save Wilson from the massive sack numbers.