Russell Wilson has publicly expressed his frustrations with the Seattle Seahawks’ organization this offseason, which has led to speculation about the quarterback’s future.
NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported this week that roughly a third of the league has reached out to the Seahawks to discuss Wilson’s trade status.
“The Seahawks are staying quiet, but internally they got the message. They’re not thrilled that their quarterback felt that way and teams have been calling,” Silver said during an appearance on NFL Network on Monday. “Probably a third of the league have reached out to inquire about Russell Wilson.”
Silver suggested that potential trade talks would start with three first-round draft picks. Silver also said he believes there’s still time for Wilson and the Seahawks to get through this “rough patch” in their relationship.
The Denver Broncos are expected to pursue big-name quarterbacks this offseason, and Wilson certainly fits that category. The 32-year-old QB defeated Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII and he has reached the Pro Bowl eight times in his career. Wilson threw 40 touchdown passes last season.
If the Seahawks decide to trade Wilson, the Broncos might be a team to watch. We’ll continue to monitor the QB’s status on Broncos Wire.