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NFL Rumors: Seahawks reject Commanders trade offer for Russell Wilson

Written by Doug Rush

The Washington Commanders really want to add a starting quarterback and have not been shy about trying to trade for one.

They apparently called the Kansas City Chiefs asking about Patrick Mahomes, which likely was a short phone call. The Commanders also tried to ask the Seattle Seahawks about Russell Wilson and were told no.

The Commanders are in need of an upgrade at quarterback given their starter from last year was Taylor Heinicke, who is more suited as a backup.

Washington does have the 11th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and it’s possible that they could use that pick on a quarterback as well; being that is if they don’t trade for one first or sign one in free agency.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.