LA Rams pledge to Run It Back in 2022 is a bit complicated

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Quarterbackless in Seattle: The Sequel

Of course, then there is quarterback Russell Wilson’s deteriorating relationship with the Seattle Seahawks. This is not a new story, simply the sequel. We know that Russell Wilson was extremely frustrated with the team’s offensive game plan in 2020, forcing the offense to run almost entirely on his skills. But the team seemed to acquiesce when they poached LA Rams TE coach Shane Waldron to become their new offensive coordinator in 2021. But that didn’t seem to help much, as the Seahawks finished as the 20th-ranked NFL offense in yards gained.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is coming back, which is probably a mistake. This offseason is an ideal situation to part ways with Carroll, trade Wilson to a competitive team for a young quarterback and a couple of draft picks, and rebuild. Teams like the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, or even the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would certainly be interested in getting a playoff-ready veteran like Wilson.

In a page from Kyler Murray’s social media strategy handbook, it seems that

Curious development. Of course, we know that the Buccaneers would love to score a veteran quarterback of Russell Wilson’s skill set. And in many ways it makes sense for the Seahawks to part ways with the veteran here and now, in a quarterback-starved draft class, to recoup the building blocks to rebuild a competitor in two or three seasons. And then there is the fact that Russell Wilson works out in Central Florida in the off-season.

Sometimes the obvious makes so much sense that nobody notices it. Food for thought? Perhaps. More like a seed to plant for the offseason trade market…