NY Jets among teams linked to possible Russell Wilson trade

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The NY Jets continue to be at the forefront of quarterback rumors this offseason. But this time, a new name has entered the fray — Seattle Seahawks superstar Russell Wilson.

Rumors about Wilson’s displeasure with the Seahawks’ front office have slowly surfaced over the last couple of months. And on Thursday, a report from The Athletic went into extensive detail about Wilson’s frustrations.

In fact, the report states that Wilson’s camp has already discussed potential trade destinations with the Seahawks indicating that his frustrations are beginning to reach a boiling point.

Among those potential trade destinations were the Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans Saints, and, yes, the Jets.

Step aside, Deshaun Watson, another superstar quarterback has entered the conversation.

Could the NY Jets actually trade for Russell Wilson?

Now, it does seem as though the situation with Wilson hasn’t reached the same breaking point that Watson’s has. It’s far from a guarantee that Wilson is dealt this offseason, and his issues seem to stem more from the lack of a supporting cast.

Wilson has reportedly expressed his displeasure with his team’s offensive line on multiple occasions and even sat down with head coach Pete Carroll to discuss the gameplan a day after the Super Bowl.

Needless to say, he came away feeling like his concerns weren’t being respected.

Wilson isn’t forcing his way out, but the Seahawks have been put on notice. They can’t afford to neglect their superstar quarterback anymore.

As for the Jets, they are one of the few teams that would have the ammunition needed to trade for Wilson. The seven-time Pro Bowler will turn 33-years-old in November, but he’s shown no signs of slowing down.

Wilson is fresh off a 40-touchdown campaign in which he put up career numbers in nearly every major statistical category. He’s a top-five quarterback in the NFL — and he has been for quite some time.

Interestingly enough, the reason the Jets have the draft capital that they do is largely because of the Jamal Adams trade from last summer. Could the Jets ultimately ship Adams and a little extra capital to Seattle for Russell Wilson?

It’s certainly possible.

As for now, the conversation is just getting started. But Wilson has his eyes on potentially playing for a new team sometime in the near future.

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And the Jets are on his shortlist of potential landing spots.