If the New Orleans Saints are going to actually make a move on superstar quarterback Russell Wilson, it could come with some unfortunate movement.
The New Orleans Saints have been officially linked to Russell Wilson trade rumors, but that could easily mean the end of the time in the Big Easy for several current players, making a trade also relatively unlikely.
In 2019, Russell Wilson signed a four-year, $140 million contract. The Saints already have the bulk of their cap space tied up at the top of their roster, and in the league’s worst cap situation, they’ll need to free that in any potential Wilson deal.
How they do that though is the real question. They could trade a player like Taysom Hill, but given the contract they gave him last offseason and his use in New Orleans, they would likely not get an adequate return.
The Saints, in any potential trade, would have to balance their return with both what the Seahawks are planning to get for Wilson and what they could return for those that may be a casualty of the situation.
While trading some of these players is clearly not ideal, let’s realize most of it has to do with managing the cap. That said, let’s dive into who the Saints would have to trade to bring in Russell Wilson.
Side note: There would be others the team could release/trade, but these three feel the most likely.