Despite trade rumors surrounding Russell Wilson, the Los Angeles Rams realize the Seattle Seahawks are too smart to trade their beloved quarterback.
While the Los Angeles Rams continue to fly under the radar in free agency to decide which players are still worth keeping an eye on, the NFC champions are still keeping tabs on the rest of the NFC West, especially the Seattle Seahawks.
Despite the Rams winning the NFC West two years in a row, the Seahawks are arguably the one team that Los Angeles should worry about the most when it comes to competing for the division title in 2019.
With all due respect to the other teams, both the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers seem to have too many questions in need of answering at the moment before the Rams need to consider them a serious threat, so the main focus seems to be on the Seahawks at the moment.
Other than the 2017 season, Seattle was always considered a team that seemed to be a lock for at least a Wild Card spot in the NFC playoff picture, and one of the main reasons behind the team’s amazing success is the stellar play behind Russell Wilson at quarterback.
No one needs to explain just how dangerous of a quarterback Wilson has been throughout his NFL career when looking at all of the times he’s pulled off unbelievable plays or helped the Seahawks win games at times when all hope seemed lost.
Not to mention, the Super Bowl win to his resume along with all of the playoff appearances would make it seem like Wilson is guaranteed to spend his career in Seattle, that is until the recent rumors started over the possibility of him being traded to the New York Giants.
Whether it has to do with Wilson having one more year left on his contract or simply the fact that New York has been exploring potential quarterback options for life after Manning, it’s easy to understand why the interest would possibly be there for the Giants.
However, would the Seahawks really want to put themselves in a position where they needed to go through rebuilding mode with a new quarterback if Wilson were to be traded to the Giants?
This factor alone would make it seem like Seattle isn’t going to move on from Wilson anytime soon, and they should be willing to pay whatever money necessary to keep him around for the long run.
It’s no accident that Wilson has helped the Seahawks reach the playoffs in six of seven seasons since coming on board all the way back in 2012. And with Wilson still proving to be capable of playing at a MVP level at the age of 30, Seattle knows the playoff appearances have a strong chance of continuing over the next few years, as do the Rams.