Raiders on short list to get Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt, per reports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

For Raiders fans, today is a great day for star-gazing. Not only are the Raiders a “dark-horse” candidate to sign free-agent defensive end J.J. Watt, but Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said through his agent Thursday he’d welcome a trade to the Raiders.

As for the likelihood of either All-Pro ever winding up wearing Silver & Black, that’s not such an appealing notion for Raiders followers to consider.

Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson has not demanded a trade, his agent Mark Rodgers told ESPN. Wilson has told the Seahawks he wants to play in Seattle but, if a trade were considered, the only teams he would go to are the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, Bears.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 25, 2021

Nonetheless, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers revealed his client, who has a no-trade clause, would only accept a deal to four teams: the Raiders, Cowboys, Saints or Bears. Of course, Rodgers prefaced that by saying Wilson, whose relationship with Seahawks coaches is reportedly strained, still wants to play in Seattle.

There are many, though, who believe Wilson’s 10-year partnership with the Seahawks may not be repairable. Wilson is said to want a stronger voice in the team’s personnel decisions as well as the focus of its offense.

If the…

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