Russell Wilson to Minnesota?
There’s one thing that I think most sums up my feeling toward the trade Kirk Cousins trade talk this off-season and it’s pretty simple. The Vikings have a lot of needs now and will have even more once the extent of the COVID cap is known, so any trade that involved adding more of a cap hit at the QB position, and that also involves multiple high draft picks and/or someone like Danielle Hunter makes all of this a non-starter.
In addition, Cousins has performed admirably despite the carousel of offensive coordinators and worsening offensive line situation. So, they aren’t in some desperate situation that’d justify mortgaging the next decade by sending players and multiple first round picks for what would amount to a slight upgrade at the position statistically or otherwise.
The final and perhaps best component to the non-starter piece is that a guy like Russell Wilson (who has created a controversy in Seattle that has lead to the following report that Seahawks management is unhappy with him).
Report: Seahawks management not happy with Russell Wilson https://t.co/psBGQefkzl
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 11, 2021
Wilson has been sacked more in his career than any other quarterback ever (through as many seasons), so if he was unhappy with the Seahawks’ mid-teens ranked line in 2020, why would he waive his no-trade clause to come to Minnesota’s 29th ranked unit?
He wouldn’t, just as DeShaun Watson reportedly agrees.
Watson reportedly/specifically doesn’t want to be a Viking.
Oh, and would the Vikings want to concede and allow Wilson to have a say in personnel decisions (something he said he wants in Seattle)?
Of course not. Especially as Wilson will be 33 soon and would require so much with only a handful of peak years remaining in his career.
So, let’s focus on what’s important. Finally fixing the offensive line would be a good start, so we could at least check off one of the above non-starters.