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Raiders favored to land Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Field Level Media
26 Feb 2021, 05:40 GMT+10

The Las Vegas Raiders have emerged as the favorites to land Russell Wilson should the Seattle Seahawks trade their disgruntled franchise quarterback.

The Raiders were installed as the 5/1 favorite on Feb. 9 by SportsBetting.com to acquire Wilson. That was after the quarterback said in multiple interviews that he was not happy with the amount of sacks he takes in Seattle and wanted a voice in personnel decisions.

That reportedly did not sit well with the Seahawks' front office. Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, told ESPN that his client has not demanded a trade but if one was considered, the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders and Bears are "the only teams he would go to."

Thursday's developments drove the odds of Las Vegas landing Wilson down to 4/1 at SportsBetting.com.

The Miami Dolphins are second at 7/1, followed by the Washington Football Team (8/1), Cowboys (10/1), Saints (12/1) and New York Jets (12/1).

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

However, the sportsbook is still offering Wilson as the 1/5 favorite to be the Seahawks' starting quarterback in Week 1 compared to 7/2 that it will be someone else.

Wilson, 32, has three years left on a four-year, $140 million contract he signed in April 2019. That deal includes a no-trade clause, giving Wilson veto power over any potential trade.

The Saints are considered a longshot due to salary cap issues, while the Cowboys are trying to work out a long-term deal with Dak Prescott, who played last season under the franchise tag.

The Bears are facing a major decision at quarterback with Mitchell Trubisky a pending free agent and veteran Nick Foles failing to hold onto the starting job last season.

Raiders coach Jon Gruden has continued to back incumbent starter Derek Carr while Las Vegas has reportedly fielded calls from other teams interested in backup Marcus Mariota.

Russell Wilson's next team odds by SportsBetting.com:

Las Vegas Raiders 4/1

Miami Dolphins 7/1

Washington Football Team 8/1

Dallas Cowboys 10/1

New Orleans Saints 12/1

New York Jets 12/1

Denver Broncos 15/1

Chicago Bears 15/1

Carolina Panthers 15/1

New England Patriots 15/1

San Francisco 49ers 20/1

Jacksonville Jaguars 25/1

Philadelphia Eagles 40/1

Minnesota Vikings 40/1

Cleveland Browns 40/1

New York Giants 50/1

Houston Texans 50/1

Pittsburgh Steelers 50/1

Atlanta Falcons 50/1

Tennessee Titans 50/1

Detroit Lions 50/1

Los Angeles Chargers 70/1

Cincinnati Bengals 70/1

Los Angeles Rams 70/1

Arizona Cardinals 70/1

Indianapolis Colts 80/1

Baltimore Ravens 100/1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 100/1

Green Bay Packers 200/1

Buffalo Bills 200/1

Kansas City Chiefs 500/1

--Field Level Media

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