The Seahawks have set a soaring price for their franchise passer.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are still seemingly a ways away from a breakup, but according to NFL.com’s Michael Silver, a price tag has been placed on Wilson’s services — though trade talks aren’t currently underway.
Per Silver, as many as a third of the teams in the NFL have reached out to see what a trade could look like, and any deal starts with a minimum of three first-round picks. That’s about the going rate for a franchise passer.
The offseason drama between Wilson and Seattle started just after the firing of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, a move with which Russell didn’t agree. Wilson took to media to say he was disappointed with the firing and later said he wanted a “seat at the table” when it comes to personnel decisions.
Reports would also indicate that Wilson’s camp is dissatisfied with Seattle’s inability to build an offensive line to protect him, as he’s been one of the most sacked quarterbacks in the league since entering it in 2012. The Seahawks, in turn, are dissatisfied with the way that Wilson has been airing dirty laundry over the past month or two.
Former Seahawks wide receiver Brandon Marshall recently said that Wilson’s disappointment with the team is legitimate, adding that he “knows” the team doesn’t believe in him, fueling more speculation that a divorce could be imminent.
Wilson, 32, is signed for three more years, and while it’s unlikely that he’ll be moved before the start of the 2021 season, the smoke hasn’t died down just yet.