Russell Wilson just boosted his trade value
The Indianapolis Colts should be excited about the possibility of Russell Wilson becoming available for trade.
Heading into the NFL offseason, one of the major storylines will be Russell Wilson and his future with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson has said that he will explore his options and many feel that he’ll ultimately ask for a trade.
If that happens, Wilson will be one of the most coveted trade candidates in recent memory. He’s established himself as a dominant quarterback in this league and can help several franchises.
Even after a rocky season, Wilson’s trade value was still high, however, he just found a way to boost it even more.
During the NFL’s Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, Wilson took part in the Precision Passing challenge and he put on a show.
Russell Wilson dominates Pro Bowl challenge
Wilson entered the challenge and delivered some elite precision. It’s easy to just brush it off as a Pro Bowl event and say there was no defense or pass rush, but that was better than any Pro Bowl quarterback has ever done.
Wilson commented on the performance saying “Guess that finger stills works”, referring to the injured finger that required surgery during the season.
Well, now Wilson looks healthy, elite, and ready to help some franchise chase a Super Bowl. That franchise could be the Indianapolis Colts.
Colts should hope Russell Wilson becomes available
There’s been so much talk about the Colts’ quarterback position and the possibility of moving on from Carson Wentz, but significant upgrades are few.
The two quarterbacks that may be on the move this offseason that are sure upgrades over Wentz are Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.
You’d have to believe that Wilson would be the higher priority considering his age. Rodgers would probably offer a two-year championship window before he makes retirement plans. Russell Wilson, however, is just 33 and could provide many more years of quality play.
If the Pro Bowl competition was any indication of how Wilson is returning next season, the Colts are probably hoping he becomes available for trade so they could go after him.