The Seattle Seahawks parted ways with their franchise quarterback, Russell Wilson, this past offseason but if they had their way, they would’ve moved off of Wilson years ago.
ESPN’s Brady Henderson reported Wednesday that the Seattle Seahawks offered Russell Wilson to the Cleveland Browns as a part of a prosed trade for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Browns “weren’t interested” in that idea but it led Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, to secure a no-trade clause in the QB’s next contract that gave him greater control over his future.
According to Broncos Insider Benjamin Allbright, if the trade was excuted, the Seattle Seahawks would have selected Josh Allen with the No. 1 overall pick in 2018:
Wilson was ultimately traded to the Denver Broncos in March, ending a 10-year tenure with the Seahawks.
Wilson returns to Seattle in Week 1’s Monday Night Football in what will be an emotional game for the Seahawks’ faithful and Wilson.