Add another superstar quarterback to the list of household names that have been linked to the New York Jets.
According to a report from The Athletic, Russell Wilson‘s relationship with the Seattle Seahawks has soured, and he has begun to discuss possible trade destinations with the organization. Among those being rumored is the New York Jets.
The Dolphins, Jets, Saints and Raiders have been mentioned. Some people in the NFL think a trade could happen “in the near future.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 25, 2021
In a story for The Athletic, Michael-Shawn Dugar, Jayson Jenks, and Mike Sando reported that Wilson’s relationship with the Seahawks has become “rocky.” Among the details shared in the story is that, during this past season, Wilson “stormed” out of a meeting with coaches after his ideas to improve the offense were dismissed.
Four teams have been mentioned as rumored destinations of preference: the Jets, Dolphins, Saints, and Raiders. Like the Jets, Miami has also been among the commonly-discussed potential landing spots for Deshaun Watson.
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Wilson joins Watson as the second elite quarterback to have his name linked to the Jets. All remains quiet on that front, as the Houston Texans continue to remain adamant about holding on to their franchise centerpiece.
Houston continues to avoid conversations with teams in regards to trading Deshaun Watson per sources. They are refusing to trade their franchise QB.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) February 25, 2021
Through the Jamal Adams trade, New York owns the Seahawks’ 2021 and 2022 first-round picks in addition to their 2021 third-round pick. If the Jets did attempt to deal for Wilson, one would assume that at least one of those picks would be involved.
Should Wilson be traded elsewhere, Jets fans can still find great solace in the skyrocketing value of those selections. Throughout much of the 2020 season, Seattle seemed a Wilson injury away from becoming a mediocre-or-worse team.
The NFL’s quarterback carousel appeared to be coming to a halt after the Carson Wentz trade. Houston is moving slowly with Watson, while the Jets are reportedly going to wait on a Sam Darnold trade until after completing their evaluations of the top quarterback prospects in the draft, whose pro days will not occur until late-March.
However, with this shocking bombshell of a report, it appears the carousel is back up to spinning at full speed.