The Seattle Seahawks got Russell Wilson back in the lineup this weekend for their game against the Green Bay Packers. It ended up not helping much, as the Seahawks were shut out 17-0 at Lambeau Field.
That loss dropped Seattle to 3-6 on the season, dimming their playoff hopes that much more. They are not close to being mathematically out of it, as they are only 1.5 games out of the final Wild Card spot. But, it will be a long, uphill battle to get into one of those playoff spots.
The division they play in won’t make matters any easier. The NFC West is arguably the best division in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers also calling it home.
While the Seahawks will undoubtedly be looking to finish this season strong and get into the postseason, some people within the organization have to be preparing for the future. That future could very well not include Wilson at quarterback.
This offseason was a tumultuous one in regards to the relationship between Seattle and their franchise quarterback. Wilson didn’t formally request a trade, but a list of teams he would accept a trade to was released as he was beginning to have a desire to play elsewhere. That list should probably get dusted off, as the Seahawks should be very concerned about his future with the team.
This offseason could present Seattle with its best opportunity to maximize Wilson’s value. They would prefer to keep him, but with a flawed roster, how much longer can they expect Wilson to be Superman and bail them out? At this point, parting ways with him and restocking the cupboard might be in both sides’ best interests.
The 2022 NFL Draft class doesn’t have as many can’t miss quarterback prospects as recent years, so there very well could be another veteran quarterback carousel as we saw this past offseason. The asking price for Wilson would be astronomical and there will likely be numerous teams lining up to meet it.
Given the gap there seemingly is between the Seahawks and other teams in their division, this could be their time to regroup and build the roster back up. There is talent on both sides of the ball, but it would seem that the relationship between Russell Wilson and the team has run its course and both sides could benefit from a chance.