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Reports: Seahawks, Panthers are favorites for Watson

John Schneider certainly has a plan for replacing Russell Wilson. It sounds like it might start with Deshaun Watson.

The Seahawks reportedly are among at least half a dozen teams who have been doing their research on Watson’s legal situation, which involves accusations by 22 women that he sexually harassed or assaulted them during massage sessions.

A Texas grand jury declined to indict Watson on nine criminal charges related to some of those civil cases, and Watson is now expected to be traded in the next week.

Two reports indicate the Seahawks — to the disappointment of many fans — are a strong favorite in the pursuit of the talented but troubled quarterback.

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Was the trade a good deal? And how quickly can the Hawks ‘reset’?

Many Seahawks fans are understandably upset over the trade of longtime franchise QB Russell Wilson, not realizing that it is the best thing for the franchise (and for Wilson).

Some fans are so busy sobbing into their beers that they even think the Seahawks are counting on Drew Lock to be the new starter. Some think they got a bad deal from Denver (Lock’s presence might have some bearing on that). And almost everyone thinks the Hawks are now rebuilding.

Let’s take a look at each of those concerns and see where the Seahawks go from here:

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It was time

Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner joined the Seahawks on the same draft day in 2012. They won a Super Bowl together in their second season, and they were the last remnants of that championship team, so it was fitting that both were let go by the franchise on the same day – 10 years after they arrived.

Wilson and Wagner will go down as the greatest quarterback and linebacker in franchise history, both likely bound for the Hall of Fame for their record-setting play over the past decade. As everyone also knows, they were equally exemplary human beings during their tenure in Seattle. They were everything you want in players, on and off the field.

But life requires change, and all things eventually end. This always seemed the month we would say goodbye to both Wilson and Wagner.

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‘Definitely’ no Wilson trade? That’s not what they said

Local media and some nationalistas are now certain that the Seahawks are not going to trade Russell Wilson.

On the surface, that sounds right. This week, Wilson repeated how much he likes Seattle, Pete Carroll said they have “no intention” of trading Wilson and John Schneider has been telling teams he is not shopping the QB.

But they all certainly have left the door open to a potential split, each carefully couching his words in case a big trade comes along that satisfies everyone. We won’t be surprised if Wilson is dealt – in fact, we put it at 60-40 that he is. If it happens, it will seemingly come out of the blue – that’s how Schneider does it.

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Commander Wilson?

While the Seahawks try to fill out their defensive staff, the Russell Wilson rumblings persist.

At the Pro Bowl, where he was invited for his ninth appearance, Wilson once again refused to shut down any thought that he might leave.

People also ate up a photo of him and Washington star defensive end Jonathan Allen with their wives – and Allen followed that up by saying he hoped Wilson would end up Washington’s new Commander in chief on the field.

As we suspected, Wilson apparently would be fine with that. League sources at the Pro Bowl told The Kevin Sheehan Show “that Russell Wilson is not against being traded to Washington.”

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Hawks should take lessons on how 49ers and Rams keep getting to the Super Bowl

“We feel this is the toughest division in football.” – John Schneider on the NFC West.

The NFC West has been the best division in football for several years now, so it is no big surprise that the NFC championship featured two teams from Seattle’s division.

The 49ers and Rams both have lost in the Super Bowl in the past three years, and now – after a pair of walk-off road wins last weekend — one of them (the Rams) is returning to the league’s championship game. It will be the NFC West’s sixth Super Bowl appearance in the last 10 seasons – another tribute to the best division in the NFL.

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Wilson trade options seem to dwindle with coaching moves

The NFL’s coaching carousel is spinning fast and furious now, and a few rotations this week may have eliminated some trade options for Russell Wilson.

Denver and the Giants were two of the bettor’s favorites as Wilson trade destinations, but both teams have hired new leaders who might not be interested in adding Seattle’s longtime star QB.

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What are Wilson’s best trade options?

It’s no surprise that Russell Wilson reportedly is starting to “explore his options” for playing elsewhere. He opened that door last year and did not firmly close it when asked over the past month.

The latest report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport said, “Those close to Wilson say he wants to investigate other destinations to see if those would put him in a better position to win another championship and create the legacy he sees for himself.”

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People want ‘clarity’ on Carroll & Schneider, but we already have it

Some fans inexplicably were
expecting a big announcement from the Seahawks by the end of this week, after the season wrap meeting involving Jody Allen, Pete Carroll and John Schneider. But why would the franchise make an announcement that things are … staying the same?

It already was clear that Carroll and Schneider were not going anywhere. They both said it themselves as the season ended. Apparently, though, plenty of fans who want wholesale change think they are owed an explanation for why Allen is keeping Carroll and Schneider.

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Carroll on Wilson: ‘Unpredictable stuff’

Even Pete Carroll does not seem to know whether Russell Wilson will be on the roster next season. In one breath, he says Wilson is “our quarterback” and in another he says “unpredictable” things can happen in the offseason.

Carroll hinted to Fox 13’s Aaron Levine that there is no guarantee Wilson will be on the team.

Asked if they would be able to get through the offseason without any more Wilson drama, Carroll replied, “I don’t want to give you false hopes because there is just so much stuff that can happen in the offseason. There’s unpredictable stuff.

“We’re gonna compete at every turn,” he said. “That’s all we know how to do. That’s all John (Schneider) and I have been doing since we got here. Whatever is there, we’ve got to exhaust the opportunities for our club. (It comes) right from the owner. Jody (Allen) wants us to take a look at every single opportunity to better the franchise.”

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