Russell Wilson Odds: Will the Seahawks Make a Trade?
The NFL off-season up to this point is wild. The Houston Texans are crumbling after releasing JJ Watt and the ongoing Deshaun Watson drama. The Eagles are trying to sell Carson Wentz to the highest bidder and a surprising name has entered the headlines. Recent interviews make it very clear that quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks do not see eye-to-eye. But will the Seahawks make a trade? The Russell Wilson odds suggest that it can happen.
This article is updated with the latest news, rumors, and information. Check back daily for the latest rumors, updates, and odds!
Update Feb 27, 2021
The Russell Wilson rumors are at a fever pitch. Everywhere you look there is news about a rift between head coach Pete Carroll and Wilson and other news suggesting Russ wants to leave. Fans, other players, and the media are latching on to this news and running with it.
Could Dallas tag and trade Dak for Russell Wilson? pic.twitter.com/Pb17tbt25h
— PFF (@PFF) February 27, 2021
Before you think Wilson to the Cowboys is far-fetched, look at the latest odds and how they have changed from just a few days ago.
Russell Wilsons Team At The Start Of 2021 Season – See the complete odds list
And do not count out teams like the Bears who have a realistic chance of bringing Wilson to the Windy City.
Adam Schefter said on ESPN 1000’s Waddle and Silvy Show that if the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears got a deal done for Russell Wilson, then Wilson would “happily accept his walking papers to the Windy City.”
Schefter: “Wilson is open to going to Chicago.”
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) February 26, 2021
This story is only going to get more interesting as we get closer to the NFL Draft, stay tuned for more rumors, reports, and the latest odds.
Update Feb 25, 2021
The odds for Russell Wilson to switch teams are out.
Wilson Calls His Shot
Move over Deshaun Watson, there is another superstar that is on the market. In the past, it looked as though Seattle would never trade Wilson, but that has changed. Wilson recently gave Seattle a list of teams that he wants to be traded to. This doesn’t happen if trade talks are not possible.
Russell Wilson: I’m tired of getting hit, trade me!
Also Russell Wilson: The Jets sound fun! https://t.co/9aJzUNQ8Tp
— 3rd and Shortt (@3rdandShortt) February 25, 2021
Russell Wilson’s frustration has led his camp to broach trade destinations with the Seahawks, sources tell The Athletic.
￭ Raiders pic.twitter.com/OeTpu2KWYv
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) February 25, 2021
So where will the Seahawks send Wilson?
Here are the odds (odds change every day, check back for the latest numbers)
￭ Dolphins – the favorite – see the odds
￭ Jets – not bad – see the odds
￭ Saints – Longshot – see the odds
￭ Raiders – don’t count out Gruden – see the odds
Update Feb 22, 2021
The Price for Wilson?
The Seahawks will never publically acknowledge that they will trade Russell Wilson, but everyone has a price. The odds are put up and removed on a regular basis, but no mistake about it, people are calling and Seattle is listening. Will anyone pull off the deal? After the Raiders extended Carr, there is another team pushing hard to get Russ.
How many picks would you trade for Russ? 🧐
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 22, 2021
Says a third of the league has called Seahawks and that it would take at least three number one picks to even have a conversation about it. https://t.co/UV0J8vCbvD
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 22, 2021
If Seattle does decide to shop Wilson, plenty of teams will be interested. This is why the odds show multiple teams in the running for the seven-time pro bowler.
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Las Vegas Raiders +300
Dallas Cowboys +600
Jacksonville Jaguars +700
Washington Football Team +800
San Francisco 49ers +900
Denver Broncos +1000
Indianapolis Colts +1200
Miami Dolphins +1200
Carolina Panther +1600
Chicago Bears +1600
Houston Texans +1600
New England Patriots+1600
The New York Jets +1600
New Orleans Saints +2500
Philadelphia Eagles +2500
Cleveland Browns +4000
Minnesota Vikings +4000
Pittsburgh Steelers +4000
Atlanta Falcons +5000
Cincinnati Bengals +5000
New York Giants +5000
Tennessee Titans +5000
The back-and-forth media stories describing the face-off between Wilson and Seattle are catching the attention of many teams around the league. Wilson urges the team to give more help in protection and he has a right to complain.
Russell Wilson has been sacked 100 more times than any other QB since he entered the league in 2012 (441) pic.twitter.com/oz08ftC30p
— PFF (@PFF) February 9, 2021
In one interview Wilson indicates that he is not sure if he is available to play for another team. It is widely reported that Seahawks management is frustrated by that interview and the latest barrage of complaints about how Wilson is involved with the direction of the team.
Inside the Numbers
If Seattle will listen to trade offers from other teams the numbers are always an important part of any deal. Wilson recently had his $19 million base salary guaranteed for the 2021 season.
Not many guarantees in life but there are these: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s $19 million base salary for 2021 becomes fully guaranteed today, after being gtd for injury only until today. And $5 million of Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner’s salary also becomes fully guaranteed today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2021
Wilson also has a no-trade clause, so he will have to approve the destination if he is moved. All of his numbers to include his cap hit for Seattle can be found here.
Where in the World Will Wilson go?
After the story of a supposed rift between Wilson and the Seahawks went public, the phone lines lit up. Seattle is receiving calls on Wilson and reports suggest they are not interested in trading Wilson, but they are listening.
According to the Russell Wilson odds, the Raiders and the Cowboys will be the first teams to make an offer that Seattle will not refuse. But with a talent like Wilson, the Colts, Broncos, Panthers, and the Patriots will also offer up a package deal. The only team that can be counted out is the San Francisco 349ers since they play Seattle twice a year.
It is not clear if Seattle will trade Wilson, but it is fun to speculate where he may play next season if they do.