Clayton: Coaching moves more proof Seahawks want to win with Russell Wilson

Feb 17, 2022, 2:18 PM | Updated: 2:19 pm

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DK Metcalf and Russell Wilson react after a Seahawks touchdown against the 49ers on Dec. 5. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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The Seahawks shook up their offense with moves made on the coaching staff.

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Tuesday’s coaching staff announcement won’t be the only interesting day of this week for the offense, either. Seahawks bonuses and contract additions usually go out five days after the Super Bowl. In some cases, base salaries will become guaranteed for the next season.

For Seattle, safety Jamal Adams will get a $12.44 million option bonus and his base salary guaranteed for the 2022 season on Friday. Still, his cap number is within reason at $9.11 million. His number will double in 2023, however.

The bigger news is that quarterback Russell Wilson will get a $5 million roster bonus. For so many people around the country talking about a Wilson trade, the roster bonus will only make it tougher. Of course, he was going to get it anyway since teams can’t make trades until March.

So why would it make a Wilson trade tougher? His cap number for 2022 is $37 million, and the Seahawks would be stuck with $31 million in dead money if they dealt him. Doesn’t seem wise for the Seahawks to trade Wilson and have that much dead money and no quarterback. Plus, Wilson continues to say he wants to say in Seattle and win Super Bowls.

Giving up a quarterback as good as Wilson is like taking five wins off your roster. They would be a sub-.500 team for a couple of years. Is that what the Seahawks want? I don’t think so. They need Wilson in order to win.

On the offensive side of the coaching staff, Seattle made several interesting moves. They fired offensive line coach Mike Solari and promoted Andy Dickerson to fill the position. They brought back Sanjay Lal to be the passing game coordinator after he spent a season with the Jaguars.

The Seahawks are loading up to make the offense better. How can they do that without Wilson?

I’ve been saying for a while now that the Seahawks won’t trade Wilson. Sure, they will listen to offers, but that doesn’t mean they will pull the trigger on a trade.

The Seahawks want to win with Wilson. They are showing that with their coaching staff moves.

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