What seemed impossible one year ago looks like a strong possibility right now. The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly considering trading away Russell Wilson and half the NFL is already on the phones trying to get him.
However, not many quarterback-needy teams have the assets to actually pull off a trade for the former Super Bowl champion, not even those teams that Wilson claimed that he would 'welcome' a trade to.
At the top of that list, we could find the Miami Dolphins, a team that has made great strides over the past couple of seasons and that is just a star quarterback away from being a legit Super Bowl contender.
Miami Dolphins Could Make Strong Offer For Russell Wilson
That's why ESPN's Bill Barnwell put together the best and most realistic offer the Dolphins could make for Wilson: Tua Tagovailoa, the 18th and 81st pick in this year's draft, and their first-round pick in next years draft.
This way, the Seahawks would get a potential franchise cornerstone in Tagovailoa will also replenishing their diminished drat capital. They could still try and compete while rebuilding for the future:
"This is the quickest way for the Seahawks to retool while remaining a championship-caliber team. Tagovailoa struggled as a rookie, but he was regarded as a top prospect for the entirety of his time at Alabama, and the Seahawks would be getting him on the cheap. He is owed only $10.1 million over the next three years (...) It would also add two first-round picks and a third-rounder over the next two years, allowing the franchise to get back some of the selections it shed in the Adams trade," the report started.
As for the Miami Dolphins, they could become a huge threat out of the AFC East right away with Wilson under center, especially with the New York Jets and New England Patriots struggling so much as of late:
"Brian Flores' team would become an immediate Super Bowl contender by adding Wilson. The star passer might have concerns about Miami's offensive line, which is why the Dolphins would need to insist on keeping the No. 3 overall pick in April's draft. Using that pick on Oregon's Penei Sewell would give the Dolphins a pair of first-round tackles in Sewell and Austin Jackson. Add one of the many receivers available in this year's free-agent class and the Dolphins suddenly look like a scary offense," he concluded.
It's a long shot but the Dolphins should strongly consider making this move. Tua has huge upside but the team is built to win now, and the Seahawks aren't going to get a better offer for Wilson.