ESPN’s John Clayton says there’s no truth to Russell Wilson rumors

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle said there is absolutely no way the Seattle Seahawks trade Russell Wilson this offseason.

The NFL offseason is going to be dominated by the quarterback position, especially on the trading block. One name that has come up was Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, considering the reports last offseason. But would the team actually opt to move on from Wilson.

During an appearance on “The Nick Cattles Show” of Sports 1140 KHTK, 710 ESPN Seattle NFL writer John Clayton says that there is no chance that Wilson gets traded this offseason, citing that the team would lose five possible wins without him and that they would eat a tremendous amount of dead money.

You can listen to Clayton’s full answer at the link below, and click on the top audio player. The answer begins at the 0:00 mark.

John Clayton on chances of Russell Wilson trade: ‘None’

In addition to the dead cap that the Seahawks would carry by trading him, they just paid Wilson a $5 million roster bonus on Friday.

Wilson has created a stir on social media, as he scrubbed his Twitter account of any mention of the Seahawks. Does this mean he is definitely gone? No. This kind of thing happens in professional sports.

The Seahawks are coming off a 2021 season where they finished in last place in the NFC West with a 7-10 record. Wilson missed three games due to a right finger injury. Not only did the Seahawks watch their three rivals in the NFC West make the playoffs, but also the San Francisco 49ers making it to the NFC Championship Game and the Los Angeles Rams win Super Bowl 56.

Wilson threw for 3,113 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 64.8-percent of his passes.

Will Wilson get traded this offseason? John Clayton just does not see it happening.

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