NFL insider weighs in on potential Steelers-Russell Wilson trade

With the Russell Wilson trade rumors already flying, could a move to Pittsburgh be on the way for him? 

The 2021 campaign hasn’t even come to a close yet and already we’re seeing plenty of noise regarding Russell Wilson and his not-so-clear future with the Seattle Seahawks. After all the drama last offseason, it looks like the NFC West team is in for another rough stretch of months.

With Ian Rapoport reporting that Wilson is going to explore all of his options, could it lead to Seattle trading him? One team that would make sense would definitely be the Pittsburgh Steelers, with it looking like Ben Roethlisberger will officially announce his retirement soon.

So, how about a move to Heinz Field for Wilson?

Ian Rapoport doesn’t believe a Russell Wilson to Pittsburgh trade will go down

While the thought of Wilson running the offense for Mike Tomlin excites Steelers fans, don’t get too hyped up. Per Rapoport’s sources, a Pittsburgh trade for Wilson doesn’t seem likely, as the organization prefers to draft and then develop young signal-callers.

The organization has thrived by drafting and developing, and selling the future for a veteran QB is not likely in the playbook. While acknowledging that anything is possible, those who know Colbert well describe it as highly unlikely.

Wilson is 33 and he’ll be turning 34 next November. While he’s still got some good years left in him, it’d make sense for Pittsburgh to try and draft someone else who could potentially be the face of the franchise for the long haul.

We saw that with Roethlisberger, as he’s been able to win two Super Bowls with the team during his incredible playing days in the Steel City. Unless a miracle goes down on Sunday against the Chiefs, it’s looking like the Wild Card Round showdown in Kansas City will be his last hurrah.

After that, the Pittsburgh front office will look to find his replacement. Again, Steelers fans would love for that guy to be Wilson, but it’s unlikely to do down.

Source: FanSided

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