It’s no secret that the 2021 season for the Seahawks has gone up in flames. The team is currently 3-8 at the bottom of their division, and with one more loss, will effectively be out of the playoffs. To say the team is a complete and utter disaster is putting it lightly. The defense is horrid, and the offense is both incompetent and unwatchable, even with Russell Wilson as the quarterback. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Seattle, more gasoline was poured on the fire.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he believes that Russell Wilson would waive his no-trade clause for the Philadelphia Eagles.
While, at this point, this report is nothing more than a rumor, based on what happened this past off-season, it adds credence to its legitimacy. Reports had indicated that Russell Wilson would accept a trade to the Cowboys, Raiders, Bears, or even the Saints. The idea of Wilson waiving his no-trade clause for a team like the Eagles isn’t out of the realm of possibility. By all accounts, the Eagles aren’t sold on Jalen Hurts, and Russell Wilson would be a clear upgrade. He’d be significantly more expensive, but given the current state of the NFC East, it’d be a win-now move.
The mere fact that this information is getting out leads me to believe that Russell Wilson already has one foot out the door. Not saying that this is definitely the case, but it does feel plausible. Russell Wilson is one of the fiercest competitors in NFL history, but everyone has a breaking point. He suffered his first major injury, missed time, and now his team is 3-8. For someone who’s never had a losing season in their NFL career, this must be a shock to Wilson’s senses.
If Russell Wilson was upset when the team was 12-4, how’ll he feel when the Seahawks lose double-digit games?
The End of an Era
Russell Wilson is the greatest Seahawks in the organization’s history. Whichever team manages to acquire Wilson’s talents will be in possession of one of the game’s great quarterbacks. Don’t let his last performance against Washington fool you. When Russell Wilson is healthy and bought in, he’s one of the best to ever do it. Of course, there’s always the chance Seattle keeps Wilson, but I don’t see them doing the necessary to do so.
But hey, cheer up Seahawks fans! There is something to look forward to, and his name is Adrian Peterson!
Seahawks signing RB Adrian Peterson to their practice squad. pic.twitter.com/vFt1AWO9RO— NFL (@NFL) December 1, 2021
If anything can reinvigorate this team and catapult them to the NFL playoffs, it’s a 36-year-old running back on his seventh team!