Russell Wilson rumors: 5 teams that should trade for him

Russell Wilson

Wilson showed up Monday for the start of the Seahawks' offseason program and is expected to continue to participate in all of the offseason activities and attend training camp. Wilson was pictured in one photo alongside defensive tackle Jarran Reed (who is also entering the final year of his contract), the Seahawks at least answering one question on the day, even if many more remained.

Wilson reportedly told the Seahawks that he wants a contract extension by April 15, but there have been no signs of progress between the two sides. But Wilson may be asking for fully guaranteed money throughout much, if not all, of the contract.

For instance, when Wilson signed his most recent deal he was the second-highest paid player in the National Football League at $21.9 million per year behind only Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers. That means his income would increase as the team cap increases.

While the midnight deadline is imposing, ESPN reported that both sides still are working hard to reach some sort of agreement.

- Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 15, 2019Russell Wilson trade by Seattle Seahawks?

Throwing more fuel on that fire, one of Wilson's National Football League peers, Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu seems to believe that Wilson "wants NY".

But what happens if Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks don't come to terms on a contract extension?

The Seahawks could make a trade like that and net several future first-round draft picks. There is also a contingent of fans that don't want him to receive a salary close to $35 million per year.

That response glosses over the more fundamental question of whether Wilson would like for the Seahawks to let him get away.

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