RUMOR: Seahawks Offered Russell Wilson To Cleveland For No. 1 Pick In 2018

This would have broke Twitter if it happened.

A wild rumor surfaced earlier this week that the Seattle Seahawks offered their superstar quarterback Russell Wilson to the Cleveland Browns for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 Draft.

This rumor was reported by Pro Football Talk’s Chris Simms:

Per the report:


As Simms said during the conversation, the Seahawks talked to the Browns about a potential trade that would have sent Wilson to Cleveland for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Browns contend that the idea was “floated” conceptually, but that the discussion did indeed happen. At the time, the Seahawks were staring at another extension for Wilson, one that would result a year later in a contract with a new-money value of $35 million per year. And the placement of a no-trade clause in the latest contract was indeed influenced by chatter regarding the potential trade to Cleveland, we’re told.

In 2018, the Cleveland Browns had the No. 1 overall pick and took QB Baker Mayfield.