Russell Wilson Trade Rumors: Seahawks Not Looking to Move QB Despite Interest

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 11, 2021

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. The Rams won 30-20. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
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Though teams around the NFL continue to ask about Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks are reportedly rebuffing any trade talks, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network:

Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

More teams have reached out about Russell Wilson, but the #Seahawks have shown no inclination to trade their star QB, whose media tour continues. @nflnetwork https://t.co/3o5blMhzCj

"Those teams, from what they have picked up on so far, have gotten no indication that the Seahawks are in any way inclined to trading their star quarterback," Pelissero reported.

Wilson earned his seventh Pro Bowl selection in nine NFL seasons in 2020 and remains under contract for another three years.

The 32-year-old continued to impress while setting a career high in 2020 with 40 passing touchdowns. He had 4,212 passing yards and 513 rushing yards while remaining one of the NFL's top dual threats.

Considering the Seahawks went 12-4 last year and have high expectations for 2021, it would make little sense to trade the talented quarterback.

A swap also wouldn't make much financial sense, as Seattle would incur $39 million in dead-cap money if it dealt Wilson before June 1, per Spotrac, a greater number than his $32 million cap hit.

Despite these holdups, Wilson made headlines by saying he was upset with the lack of pass protection.

"I'm frustrated with getting hit too much," Wilson said Tuesday, per Gregg Bell of the News Tribune.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports noted several teams have already shown interest in the quarterback, including the New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders and Miami Dolphins.

It still doesn't appear Seattle is willing to budge on any deal.