The Seahawks have set a rising price for their franchise passerby.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are still one way out of the breakup, but according to Michael Silver of NFL.com, a price tag has been placed on Wilson’s services – though trade talks are not currently underway.
As for Silver, a third of teams in the NFL have arrived to see what a trade might look like, and any deal starts with a minimum of three first-rounds. This is the rate for a franchisee passerby.
More: Wilson’s camp is “disappointed” with Seahawks
The offshin drama between Wilson and Seattle began following the firing of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, a move with which Russell did not agree. Wilson was taken to the media, saying he was disappointed in the shootings and later said he wanted a “seat at the table” when it comes to personnel decisions.
Reports also indicate that Wilson’s camp is dissatisfied with Seattle’s inability to protect him, as he is one of the most sacked quarterbacks in the league since entering 2012. The Seahawks, in turn, are dissatisfied with the way Wilson has been doing dirty laundry for the past one or two months.
Former Seahawks wide receiver Brandon Marshall recently stated that Wilson’s frustration with the team is legitimate, saying that he “knows” the team doesn’t believe him, further speculating that a divorce could be imminent .
Wilson, 32, is signed for three more years, and the smoke did not drop down until it is likely that he will be moved before the start of the 2021 season.