The Saints can still propose this Russell Wilson trade

Russell Wilson (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Russell Wilson (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

The Saints‘ push for Russell Wilson might not be over just yet. We knew going into this offseason that there were going to be handfuls of quarterbacks that were going to either hit the open market or seek a trade with the most notable being Deshaun Watson.

For even a period of time, Aaron Rodgers’s name was being tossed around but that was quickly extinguished. Then Seahawks’ Russell Wilson’s name got tossed around and he even acknowledged that he would be open for trade.

Eventually, he listed the Saints as one of his premier destination spots. That was extremely significant seeing that Wilson has a no-trade clause and sees New Orleans as an upgrade at coaching, personnel, and potential over his current Seattle team.

The Saints might have already signed Winston and Hill, but they could still make a push to trade for Seahawks’ Russell Wilson before the start of next season.

After all of the aforementioned transpired, the Seahawks made known their bottom-line starting price — three first-round draft picks. Presumably, they would want a pick that would get them a top-tier quarterback this year to replace Wilson which is something the Saints cannot offer.

However, the team can offer a replacement for Wilson. The newly signed potential starter for the Saints is going to be Jameis Winston. At only 27 years-old, Winston still has his prime ahead of him and can be moldable under Pete Carroll.

New Orleans still has a championship-caliber roster and with an addition like Russell Wilson would become heavy Super Bowl favorites. The only downside to this trade is the draft capital that it would require. The Saints have always done well in the draft.

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It is hard to see the potential there go away, but for a player like Russell Wilson, the potential draft picks don’t seem as wanted. Wilson could be just what the black and gold need to take that leap forward to another Lombardi trophy.