The New England Patriots are looking for various ways to find their next franchise quarterback, but it seems that one of them has been closed. Although Russell Wilson is said to be able to change teams this offseason, eight-time professional bowling players will only have four preferred destinations if they do not stay with the Seattle Seahawks.
Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, told ESPN that although recent rumors indicated otherwise, his client did not ask for a transaction. However, if it adds to the flames, the 32-year-old will be exempted from the no-trade clause in his contract involving only four potential suitors, and the Patriots are not among them.
Obviously, Wilson will only consider trades to the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints. Regardless of the recent reports in Seattle, it seems unlikely that one of these franchise deals will actually be carried out, but there is very little that can be ruled out in the NFL.
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In theory, the realization of the Russell Wilson trade may also have a drop effect on the Patriots, even if they are not on his team. After all, according to reports, Wilson believes that these four clubs are all potential landing sites, and they may all take some follow-up actions to create different motivations for the New England quarterback search. Again, all of this is theoretical in nature, but it shows how easy it is to change the QB market.
For example, Wilson’s trip to Chicago may cause the Bears to part ways with other quarterbacks on the current roster. Former: former first-round draft pick Mitchell Trubisky and former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. If Wilson joins their current team, then both can enter the market.
On the other hand, Wilson’s trip to Dallas will definitely cause Dak Prescott to move on for five seasons after the Cowboys’ start and an extended contract deadlock. Prescott is one of the most dynamic players in the NFL, the best quarterback in the 2016 draft, and the target of many teams (including New England). Of course, the most likely scenario is that the Seahawks and the Cowboys are replaced by quarterbacks: Dallas will sign Prescott’s franchise trademark and then move him to Seattle in exchange for Wilson.
At the same time, Wilson’s trip to Las Vegas will not only put a quarterback on the market, but also two. Marcus Mariota is expected to come out, and the current betting favorite will be the Patriots’ next starter, and Derek Carr will join him. Under proper financial conditions, both are goals for New England.
In the end, Wilson’s trip to New Orleans will create a situation where both Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston will become candidates for acquisition by other teams such as the Patriots. Although both have their drawbacks-Hill is just a gadget, Winston struggled with Tampa Bay’s ball safety before being replaced by Tom Brady-they can at least attract some other four The shooting guard’s team.
In the final analysis, no matter what recent reports say, Wilson’s deal will be shocking. The Patriots cannot and will not expect this to happen to shake the current quarterback pattern.
Having said that, this story shows that the market is as turbulent as in recent memory. Every release and transaction will have an impact on many teams-their QB situation and draft outlook. Set to rank 15th overall in late April, New England will closely monitor each development, even if it is still theoretical in nature, such as the Russell Wilson deal.