Russell Wilson may have a new team at the start of the 2021 season, but it will come at a high price for any team that is thinking of improving its quarterback position.
Business rumors have started to swirl around Wilson in recent weeks. The NFL has already seen three quarterbacks switch teams since the regular season ended: Matthew Stafford went to the Los Angeles Rams, Jared Goff was sent to the Detroit Lions and Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts.
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Each trade included a swath of draft picks, which is what the Seattle Seahawks hope to achieve in any deal involving Wilson.
NFL Network Reporter Michael Silver said Monday that “probably” a third of the league reached out to the Seahawks to gauge business interest in Wilson and that the starting price for a deal would be three first-round picks.
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Wilson has apparently rubbed the Seahawks the wrong way. The veteran quarterback was outspoken about his desire to be more involved in personnel decisions.
However, the franchise is unhappy with several comments Wilson made, Dan Patrick, host of “The Dan Patrick Show,” said earlier this month, citing a source.
Wilson, a seven-time Pro Bowler, had a career-best 68.8 completion percentage, along with 4,212 passing yards, 40 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for the Seahawks, who finished with a 12-4 record and first place. in the NFC West.
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The Seahawks, however, suffered a 30-20 loss to the Rams in the first round of the NFC playoffs, ending their season.
Paulina Dedaj of Fox News contributed to this report.