The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly been fielding calls for Russell Wilson, as the quarterback has expressed his frustration with the team. Apparently, he's done with getting sack so much and not having a say in the team's offense.
Needless to say, there has been plenty of interest around the NFL in his services. At the end of the day, and even though he's due to make a huge paycheck for the next couple of years, he's one of the best gunslingers in the league.
Obviously, all teams interested in landing him are aware of the fact that they'll have to pay quite the steep price. Then again, it seems like the Seahawks are willing to play hardball for another couple of weeks.
Seahawks Turn Down Massive Haul For Russell Wilson
According to a report by Pro Football Talk, the Chicago Bears actually offered them three future first-round picks, a third-round pick, and two unnamed starters, a generous offer that wasn't enough to convince the Seahawks:
"The problem, from the Bears’ perspective, is that they hold the 20th overall pick this year. And if they have Wilson, the future first-round picks likely would landed in the 20s as well. The only remaining question is whether some other team with a higher spot in the 2021 pecking order decides to make a similar effort. The Jets, for example, have pick No. 2. The Dolphins have pick No. 3. The Panthers hold pick No. 8," read the report.
Perhaps the Seahawks never intended to trade Russell Wilson, perhaps they don't want him in the NFC, perhaps they have a better offer sitting at the table. For now, we'll just have to wait and see how this unfolds, but it doesn't seem like he's going to go anywhere, at least for the time being.