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Report: Seahawks making calls about a Russell Wilson trade

The Seahawks and Russell Wilson are not in a good place right now.

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to throw the ball in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lumen Field on January 09, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The drama in Seattle doesn’t look like it will subside anytime soon, as the Seahawks have made calls to other teams regarding a trade of Russell Wilson, per ESPN’s Diana Russini. The trade chatter has been steady this offseason, but the initiators of a possible trade have always come from Wilson’s camp. Now that it appears to be coming from the Seahawks themselves, the breakup of Wilson and the Seahawks could truly have legs.

Wilson and the Seahawks have long had a good relationship, but last season the two sides weren’t on the same page concerning the offensive game plan. Wilson didn’t like that his input didn’t carry more weight and going into his 11th season, he appears ready to take a stand.

Russini boiled it down when she said that Wilson is “not happy.” At this point in his career he doesn’t believe his ability is being used to the fullest extent. The fact that Wilson has never received a vote for NFL MVP is likely one indicator for why Wilson wants things to change.

News that the Seahawks are open to trading their star quarterback will likely send ripples through the NFL, as many teams would mortgage their franchise for a chance to sign him.