Cost in Trade
If you thought the size of Russell Wilson’s contract was big, just wait until you see the size of the draft capital it would take to reel him in from the Seattle Seahawks. When rumors first started to swirl about the possibility of the Seahawks trading Wilson, the price was also released.
The Seahawks said that they wouldn’t even start to talk unless there was a base price of three first-round picks. That means that for teams to inquire about Russell Wilson they have to at least come with that and most likely some more as well.
The Saints could offer Michael Thomas but then you are virtually leaving Wilson without any weapons. They could offer the expiring contracts of Ramczyk or Armstead but then you lose the top tier protection you have to offer.
You could offer Marshon Lattimore, but the Seahawks might still think that’s not enough. If I am Sean Payton, he should just move forward with the team he has already built keeping Jameis Winston as the leader of that team.