When the wild rumor mill somehow opened its doors to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, many Indianapolis Colts fans dropped whatever they were doing and exclaimed, “sign us up!” If there was any quarterback to splurge on via trade, it’s certainly a guy like Wilson, who is among the best in the game and still has plenty of years left.
But it just didn’t seem that realistic. He talked about how he was frustrated about getting hit a lot. He’s totally right to feel that way, and those comments hardly suggest, “I want out.” But apparently they didn’t sit well with the Seahawks organization.
And now it seems there are more legs to this trade rumor. Colts fans, the dream might not be dead. You know general manager Chris Ballard will trade his assets for Wilson instead of haggling with the Philadelphia Eagles over their absurd asking price for Carson Wentz.
Dan Patrick reports the Seahawks aren’t thrilled with Russell Wilson’s comments
"“A source told me that the Seahawks’ management is not happy with Russell Wilson and his camp for taking this to the media,” Dan Patrick said. “You wonder if they’re going to be able to co-exist. . . . The current situation is not sustainable. That’s what I was told.”"
Um, excuse us? The current situation is NOT SUSTAINABLE?! Because he talked about valid frustrations?! He didn’t even throw anyone under the bus!
Coincidentally, Wilson made these comments on “The Dan Patrick Show,” and now Patrick is reporting the backlash. What a world.
Everyone knows it’ll cost an arm and a leg to acquire the seven-time Pro Bowler, but if the Seahawks truly aren’t happy with him and think that this current roster isn’t good enough to get out of the NFC within the next couple of years (spoiler alert: it’s probably not), then it’s not out of the question to think they could trade him and rebuild with a haul of picks.
Seattle disappointed yet again in 2020, falling to the division-rival Rams in the Wild Card round by a score of 30-20, which was actually 30-13 before a garbage touchdown made it look a lot closer than it truly was. The Seahawks have a bad offensive line, an average defense, and still can’t really figure out a way to unleash Russ on a consistent basis.
You know who has a really good defense, a top offensive line, and a coaching staff that gets the most out of its quarterbacks? That would be the Colts.