hedgehawk wrote:You forget the sarcasm sign? We all love Wilson, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.
Great idea but I'm afraid a little late. Most in here wouldn't trade him for a package of Brady, Watts, AP and SF's Smith brothers. God forbid, but if something were to happen to him, I think this forum would get real quiet. Jonestown quiet.
Well, that's due in large part to the fact that:
Brady's closing in on retirement within the next few years.
Watt is impressive, but it's harder to find a franchise QB than it is an outstanding DE.
Peterson is great, but Lynch isn't too far behind, so I'll stick with what we've got.
Justin Smith isn't getting any younger, but he'd be nice to have. Aldon Smith is really very good, but who says Irvin can't eventually get to that point with more experience and coaching?
I realize that was just a bit of an example you were trotting out there, but still.
The reason that people aren't remotely interested in trading Wilson for anything is that we've been starved in Seattle for a true franchise QB for years. The QB is the most crucial part of the team, and we haven't had an elite one here - ever. The poise, leadership, work ethic, and "it" factor that Wilson is displaying as a rookie bode very well for him and make it not unrealistic to suggest that if he continues on this path, he'll quickly become the best QB Seattle has ever had and give us a guy we can truly call "elite."
For a franchise that's never had that level of talent at the most important position on the team, you just don't give it up, regardless of the hypothetical trade scenarios.