The Las Vegas Raiders may be on Russell Wilson’s short list, but at this point it appears they are not interested in pursuing a trade for the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback.
A source close to the situation told Silver and Black Pride on Monday that the Raiders have not shown much interest in making a trade with the Seahawks for Wilson.
Michael Silver of the NFL Network reported earlier on Monday that the Raiders could “possibly” show interest at some point, but Silver made it seem like Las Vegas isn’t in the mix currently.
Where things stand on the Russell Wilson/Seahawks front... @nflnetwork @judybattista @AndrewSiciliano pic.twitter.com/I4aqfN0t5o— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 8, 2021
Of course, things can change, but it’s been more than a week since Wilson’s agent publicly stated that the QB would approve a trade to one of four teams — the Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints or the Chicago Bears.
According to our source, the Seahawks are not close to making a trade with any of the four teams and that Wilson may have to add teams to his approval list to make a deal happen. Silver also suggested that might be the inevitable outcome.
There have been several reports saying that the Raiders are the most logical landing spot for Wilson because they are an AFC team. But that doesn’t mean the Raiders would agree.
Las Vegas likes Derek Carr at quarterback and Wilson would be expensive in both salary and in trade compensation. With so many needs on defense and a tight salary cap, a Wilson pursuit doesn’t make much sense for the Raiders in my opinion.
And, so far, it seems like that’s how the team feels about it as well.