Handicapping where Seahawks’ Russell Wilson plays next season

There is a legion of doom-and-gloom really feel across the Seahawks, and rising intrigue about whether or not a dream franchise marriage will finish unhappily ever after.

There are determined fan bases littered throughout the NFL pleading:

Go get Russell Wilson.

At all prices, salary-cap machinations and draft capital included.

Wilson has been stressed in Seattle since earlier than this wretched season, when his agent recognized 4 groups — the Saints, Cowboys, Raiders and Bears — for which Wilson would waive his no-trade clause. Comeback child Dak Prescott is entrenched in Dallas, Derek Carr has revved up his career with the Raiders, and Justin Fields is the Bears’ quarterback of the longer term.

So Wilson, if he decides that it’s time for a change of surroundings (or if the Seahawks determine that they now not need him concluding interviews with “Go Hawks”), will search as many new suitors as he and movie star spouse Ciara presumably can.

“They need a change of perspective,” former Super Bowl champion quarterback Trent Dilfer stated, “so either they change or he needs to change. That thing has to become light and fun and energetic and not heavy, or then yes, he needs a change.”

Wilson simply turned 33, and since getting back from a fractured center finger, he has hardly been DangeRuss, however in case you are a Giants fan, or a Saints or Eagles or Washington fan (and the listing goes on), you’ll let him prepare dinner in your kitchen next season as a lot as he needs, with out considering twice.

“If you don’t have a flamethrower in this business,” CBS Sports Network’s Rich Gannon stated, “you’re better off selling life insurance.”

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Wilson has by no means seemed this flummoxed — or this inaccurate. No one, nevertheless, ought to overlook his report of elite sustained success, and that had been it not for the worst play name in Super Bowl historical past — apparently Marshawn Lynch was simply there so he didn’t get fined — Wilson would have two Super Bowl rings and Tom Brady would have a mere six.

If parting is such candy sorrow, although, may Wilson, who has two years remaining on his contract, and Pete Carroll determine that the grass isn’t all the time greener?

“We all look at it like everything is rocky and bumpy. … I don’t know that that’s necessarily as true as we make it to be,” NFL on CBS analyst Charles Davis stated. “A lot of times you start to look at the person you’ve known for all those years, you can say, ‘Hold on a second. Let’s remember the good.’ It certainly sounded like last year might have been irreconcilable differences and they came back together.”

Just as a result of they’re again collectively now doesn’t imply they’ll keep collectively sooner or later. Here is a take a look at the possible area ought to the Russell Wilson Sweepstakes start following the season, with odds established by the Serby Says crack workers:

Saints (6/5)

Sean Payton has the pelts on the wall. But he doesn’t have a championship-caliber quarterback. He does have a top quality offensive line and Alvin Kamara. Payton undoubtedly would let Russ prepare dinner. How would Ciara really feel about Mardi Gras? Would she give a thumbs-up to the chickory espresso and beignets at Cafe du Monde?

“I love what Sean Payton did with Drew Brees. … If I were Russell Wilson’s representative, you gotta take a good, hard, long look at that situation,” Gannon stated. “Tom Brady’s not gonna play forever, Matt Ryan’s not gonna play forever, and Carolina doesn’t have a quarterback.”

Dilfer: “Sean’s one of the greatest quarterback coaches of all time, he’s one of the greatest play-callers of all time. … Russell would thrive in that situation.”

Panthers (2-1)

Coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady make for a powerful crew. Running again Christian McCaffrey — when wholesome — is any quarterback’s finest good friend, and receiver D.J. Moore is a expertise. Remember, the Panthers had been in on Deshaun Watson, and proprietor David Tepper, a billionaire hedge fund supervisor, has some Steve Cohen in him.

“Their offensive line is terrible. I don’t know who could be really successful behind it,” NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger stated. “But they probably have the most money and the most resources and the hungriest owner of anybody. That owner wants to own the corridor from Washington all the way to Jacksonville.”

Pete Carroll jumps into the arms of Russell Wilson.

Washington (3-1)

The poisonous setting of current yesteryear may understandably be a turnoff, however everybody loves coach Ron Rivera and “Scary” Terry McLaurin is each bit the weapon that Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf have been for Wilson. Ciara can be an odds-on favourite to carry out at a White House operate. Taylor Heinicke is merely a pleasant story.

“They’ve been building the team the right way,” Baldinger stated, “and all they need is a quarterback. That could be a good fit.”

Eagles (4-1)

“It would be a great fit,” Baldinger stated. “This offensive line is the best in football. DeVonta Smith is a big-time player. They’re probably one really good wide receiver away with [Wilson] saying that’s a good fit. The Eagles have the draft capital to do it, and they have the money to do it.”

Does Ciara like cheesesteaks? Pat’s or Geno’s? The Eagles at present personal two top-10 picks within the 2022 draft.

“I like Jalen Hurts, but the owner [Jeffrey Lurie] is really into analytics and throwing the football, and you gotta throw it to win it, and really Jalen is the opposite of that. He’s not a bad thrower, but he’s a great runner,” Baldinger stated. “The owner would like Russell, and that part of it.”

Dolphins (5-1)

The Miami and Watson marriage appeared like a fait accompli, however his authorized points intruded. Tua Tagovailoa has stepped up his play, however would proprietor Stephen Ross change his thoughts and chase a Super Bowl with Wilson? If he alters his thoughts on Watson, Wilson can be the clear face of a franchise anybody would crave. Joe’s Stone Crab and Carbone and Prime 112 headline the new eating scene, and who wouldn’t need to take his or her skills to South Beach? And Bill Belichick received’t be teaching ceaselessly, will he?

“You’re not talking about a 38-year-old quarterback,” Gannon stated. “You got a guy that can play another eight years, seven years.”

Broncos (6-1)

Teddy Bridgewater isn’t taking John Elway again to the Super Bowl, and Drew Lock seems like a backup. Wilson would have a trio of gifted receivers in Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick, a good finish menace in Noah Fant, in addition to a promising younger operating again in Javonte Williams. Does Ciara ski? Aspen is a mere 198 miles from Denver.

“[Coach] Vic Fangio would give his right arm to have a guy like Russell,” Gannon stated.

“I think you need somebody different than the offensive coordinator they have there [Pat Shurmur]. … I just think it’s just very stale with what he goes,” Baldinger stated. “But they’ve got three really young talented receivers when they can stay healthy. This running back is the real deal. I could see Denver being a good fit.”

Steelers (7-1)

Ben Roethlisberger is on his final legs, and you’ll assume Wilson would have a great deal of respect for coach Mike Tomlin. Impressive younger weapons in WRs Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool, TE Pat Freiermuth, and RB Najee Harris, however the offensive line is an issue, and Wilson has been there, performed that recently. Great metropolis, nice folks, however how gung-ho would Ciara be waving a Terrible Towel? The draw back: The division could be very aggressive.

“That could be a good fit with a good coach,” Baldinger stated.

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Giants (10-1)

Who’s the GM?

“If I was him, I wouldn’t go,” Baldinger stated. “It’s just too dysfunctional. It doesn’t make any sense what they do.”

The Giants Way hasn’t been giving up on a Daniel Jones.

“The most dysfunctional thing you can do with a young quarterback is just keep pulling the rug out from under him,” Gannon stated. “When you watch him, there’s a lot of things to like. I think part of it is his confidence is shaken a little bit because he doesn’t know it he’s coming or going half the time.”

Wilson will need to win. That offensive line received’t seduce him. This can be a tough promote. Broadway, however, can be a straightforward promote for Ciara.

Lions (OFF)

Next question.

Seahawks (10/1)

“Pete Carroll’s one of the top 15 coaches we’ve ever seen at any level,” Dilfer stated. “He will figure out what needs to be done to fix it. Great coaches are pliable. They’re flexible. They’re fluid. They have standards, they have convictions, but they’ll morph around those to make it work. I think Pete can make this work. Pete’s a master relationship guy, and I think he can fix this if he wants to.”

Or as Gannon says: “What does life look like without him?” Not practically nearly as good as life with him.

“There are so many more great years ahead,” Wilson stated on Thursday.


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