By Adam Thompson | | 3 mins
Russell Wilson Trade Odds: Broncos, Steelers, Packers or Saints?
Prior to the 2021 NFL season, Russell Wilson wasn’t happy with the direction his Seattle Seahawks were taking. But the Super Bowl-winning QB and the front office worked out their differences and Wilson started Week 1 with the team for the 10th consecutive season.
Now, as Wilson preps for his age 34 season, he still isn’t in a great state of mind as it concerns returning to the Seahawks. This time, however, feels different. While Wilson hasn’t outright requested a trade, there are rumblings that the team could be open to moving their star QB, especially after the team’s first losing record under Russ.
If Wilson is available, there are many teams that would love to take him off the Seahawks’ hands. Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has created a projected NFL betting market as to where Wilson will be playing under center in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.
Russell Wilson Next Team Odds 2022 Season
|Green Bay Packers||+950|
|New Orleans Saints||+1200|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+1800|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+2800|
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Russell Wilson To Dolphins, Steelers?
If the Seahawks get great offers from multiple teams, certainly they’d prefer to send him to a team in the AFC. That gives Pittsburgh and Miami the nod over other teams looking to upgrade at QB like Tampa Bay, Washington, and New Orleans.
The Steelers must replace future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger, while some in the Dolphins front office seem to have apparently written off Tua Tagovailoa. A team that is going hard after Wilson is a team that feels it is a QB away from being in the championship mix. Pittsburgh fits the bill stronger than Miami for 2022.
Broncos, Saints On Wilson’s List?
Last March, Wilson reportedly listed four teams that he'd consider in a trade. That included the Cowboys, Bears, Saints, and Raiders. In December, there was an updated list of three teams rumored to be out there. The Saints were the only team still on the list, with the Denver Broncos and New York Giants added.
New Orleans and Denver are, one could argue, a Pro Bowl QB from being Super Bowl contenders. The Giants, not so much. The Broncos have more draft capital and cap flexibility to make something work.
Russell Wilson For Aaron Rodgers Trade?
Nobody knows yet what the Green Bay Packers QB and four-time NFL MVP is thinking as the offseason begins. But if Rodgers wants out of Titletown, a Wilson-for-Rodgers move could be a best-case scenario for both sides. And it's a fun one to consider on the NFL futures market as it pertains to the respective teams' Super Bowl hopes.
The Seahawks’ GM, John Schneider, is a Green Bay native and has a strong relationship with Packers brass. Wilson transferred to Wisconsin his final collegiate year, leading the Badgers to the Rose Bowl, and is revered in the state as much as any non-Packers QB can be.