3 guaranteed win on Seahawks schedule that will be losses if Russell Wilson is traded

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Russell Wilson, Seahawks
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) /

If the Seattle Seahawks were to trade Russell Wilson, they are not winning these three games.

While things seem to be good on the Russell Wilson front, trading their star franchise quarterback after June 1 would mean the Seattle Seahawks would be at least three games worse, if not more.

Seattle won the NFC West a season ago and has made the NFL Playoffs all but one season since taking Wilson in the third round out of Wisconsin in 2012. In his nine years in the Pacific Northwest, Wilson has established himself as a Pro Football Hall of Fame-level quarterback by covering up a lot of the Seahawks’ offensive deficiencies. He is so incredibly valuable for them.

If Seattle were to make a boneheaded decision and trade him, they will lose these three games.

Seattle Seahawks lose these three games without Russell Wilson

3. Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings

This is one of the tougher, but winnable road games on the Seahawks’ 2021 season schedule. After a down year a season ago, the Minnesota Vikings should be pushing for a playoff berth this fall. They have a strong defensive-minded culture, a ton of offensive weapons and it will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. However, the Seahawks have the quarterbacking advantage.

Though Kirk Cousins is capable of beating the Seahawks at home with Wilson under center, it feels like a foregone conclusion that Minnesota would prevail if it did not have a top-three quarterback in the game playing in it. Winning in Minneapolis will not be easy this year, but it would be even more difficult of Wilson was playing for somebody else. Cousins would most certainly like that.