3 Teams Russell Wilson Should Add to His List of Possible Trade Destinations
By Max Staley
Even though a Russell Wilson trade still feels unrealistic, it's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the noise. In fact, there are now even reports indicating which teams Wilson would welcome a team to.
That list includes: the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders and the Chicago Bears.
Of course, if a trade ever does happen, it's fair to assume pretty much every team in the league would call about Wilson – so he might have to expand that list. Here are three teams Wilson should consider adding to his list of preferred destinations.
3. San Francisco 49ers
In all likelihood, the reason the San Francisco 49ers aren't on this list is because they play in the NFC West – the same division as the Seattle Seahawks. While that should prevent Seattle from wanting to deal him to San Francisco, it shouldn't stop Wilson from wanting to play there. After all, his ex-teammate Richard Sherman thrived during his stint in the Bay. In a world where the 49ers actually managed to land Wilson, San Francisco would probably be favored to win the 2021 Super Bowl. The defense still has plenty of talent left from its Super Bowl-caliber 2019 campaign, and the offense features studs like George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. Plus, a lot of Wilson's frustrations in Seattle seem to stem from a disconnect with the team's offensive philosophy. Joining arguably the best offensive mind in football in Kyle Shanahan would fix that issue in a hurry. There's almost no possibility of this deal actually happening, but that doesn't mean Wilson should rule out playing for the 49ers.
2. Washington Football Team
The Washington Football Team has an elite, young defense and some really talented pieces on offense, like Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson. Washington's O-Line would also be one of, if not the, best groups Wilson has ever played with. Washington just checks a lot of boxes. It feels like this team is a quarterback away from being truly elite, so it's tough to see why they've been left off the list here.
1. Miami Dolphins
There's no reason the Miami Dolphins shouldn't be on that list. They have one of the best defenses in football, more than enough draft capital and financial flexibility to improve the offense, and a rising star at head coach. Miami also offers a big market, which has to be appealing to Wilson. With the Wisconsin product leading the way, the Dolphins would immediately become the biggest threat to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC. It's hard to figure out why they've been left off Wilson's list.
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