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NFL Rumors: Seattle Seahawks Open To Paxton Lynch Trade; Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham Want Fresh Start With Rookie

( [email protected] ) Dec 08, 2016 10:38 AM EST
The Seattle Seahawks are off to an amazing season under the leadership of Russell Wilson. While fans initially worried over the NFL team ever since the Marshawn Lynch retirement announcement, it looks like the Kam Chancellor squad is ready to make another Super Bowl run. As the NFL playoffs heat up, the Jimmy Graham team eyes the championship. However, another thing seems to be taking the attention of the front office - the future.
Aug 20, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 49ers beat the Broncos 31-24. Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are off to an amazing season under the leadership of Russell Wilson. While fans initially worried over the NFL team ever since the Marshawn Lynch retirement announcement, it looks like the Kam Chancellor squad is ready to make another Super Bowl run. As the NFL playoffs heat up, the Jimmy Graham team eyes the championship. However, another thing seems to be taking the attention of the front office - the future.

Despite the remarkable record of Russell Wilson as the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, it is no secret that younger stars are necessary to make sure that the football team does not crumble. Reports note that the Kam Chancellor squad aims to ensure that they have a talented younger set to take over when the time comes for their veterans to retire. Hence, the Seattle Seahawks are said to be targeting a Paxton Lynch trade by the offseason.

Ever since the exit of Peyton Manning from the Denver Broncos, the NFL team has been struggling to keep their momentum. With their abysmal performance in the AFC West, it looks like the decisions made by the Trevor Siemian squad backfired. Trailing behind the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, the Von Miller squad might just benefit more from a rebuild instead of forcing their current roster to replicate the glory days of the Peyton Manning era.

Rumors are rife that the Denver Broncos are putting a Paxton Lynch trade on the table in exchange for valuable veterans who can help the squad. Speculations indicate that the rookie wants the same thing to happen. That is, the young quarterback himself reportedly wants to be traded as soon as possible.

Prior to the unexpected rise of Dak Prescott, the Dallas Cowboys were very strong contenders if ever a Paxton Lynch trade became available. However, the successor of Tony Romo seems to have quieted the doubts regarding his ability to lead the Dez Bryant squad. Hence, Jerry Jones and his checkbook appear to no longer be interested in a Paxton Lynch trade this offseason.

That does not mean though that no other NFL team wants to engage in trade talks with the Denver Broncos. Rumors point to the San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers as potential landing spots for the young quarterback. However, reports note that the Seattle Seahawks might just be the best fit for a Paxton Lynch trade.

One of the most highlighted reasons is the learning experience the Denver Broncos star could earn from Russell Wilson. With the Seattle Seahawks quarterback finally displaying his full potential in the gridiron, fans of the Kam Chancellor squad know that a young star must be in the roster to absorb the knowledge and wisdom. Will this be fulfilled by a Paxton Lynch trade?

"He's taken his first five years in historic fashion, winning games and coming from behind in fourth quarters and QB ratings and leading the league in passing. He's done everything you could ask a guy to do. He's a great threat," said Pete Carroll of Russell Wilson.

The Seattle Seahawks head coach added, "You could see how he was different earlier in the year because he just couldn't get out and go. He just couldn't run. But he could still play. With his will and desire and competitiveness, he made it through it and now that he's back to being mobile, it's really picked things up. We've been rushing for a lot of yards since he's been back. It makes a big difference for our football team."

What do you think? Should the Seattle Seahawks push for a Paxton Lynch trade? Should the Denver Broncos re-think their roster moves and rebuild once again?


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