Saints Rumors: Russell Wilson to “explore options” this offseason, per report

Russell Wilson (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Russell Wilson (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

The biggest storyline to follow when it comes to Saints rumors will be Russell Wilson and what happens to him over the offseason. According to Ian Rapoport, Wilson is wanting to “explore options” this offseason.

Rapoport writes:

"Wilson has not demanded a trade, and it’s not clear if he will. But at the least, those close to Wilson say he wants to investigate other destinations to see if those would put him in a better position to win another championship and create the legacy he sees for himself."

There’s no doubt that the Saints would be a good landing spot for Wilson and I’m not just saying that because I root for the team. New Orleans possesses a top-notch defense, a stout offensive line, and a tremendous run game. They also have one of the best head coaches in the league.

The problem for NOLA is that they probably wouldn’t have the money to pay Wilson what he’d want to earn. Would that be an issue for him? Maybe not. But if they want to pry him away from Seattle in a trade, they’d have to cough up more cash.

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Rapoport mentioned in the article that Wilson expressed how much he’d love to stay in Seattle during his final postgame press conference last week.

"“We’ve always thought I would be here,” Wilson said. “That’s been always my goal, to win multiple Super Bowls, and my plan is to be here and do that. You take every day and you just enjoy the moment.”"

Of course he’s going to say that on the off chance that he is indeed still with the Seahawks come Week 1 of the 2022 season. He wants to make sure things aren’t awkward.

With this debate going on for nearly a year now, it wouldn’t be shocking if the Seahawks did look to find a trade partner for Wilson’s services.

New Orleans has now been on both of Wilson’s lists and it’d make a lot of sense for him to come to the Big Easy. As Rapoport mentions in the article, however, the Bears offered three first-round picks for Wilson last offseason and that wasn’t enough for the one-time Super Bowl champ.

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What more could NOLA offer in order to land a guy who would make them an instant Super Bowl contender?