The Seattle Seahawks haven’t publicly made Russell Wilson available via trade, but if they do, Pete Carroll may have a contingency plan in place. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, Carroll seemingly has a ‘high opinion’ of Sam Darnold.

There has been an ongoing saga going on between the Seahawks and Wilson. The Pro Bowl signal-caller uttered to the media that he wanted to receive more help on the offensive line and more control of the offense in Seattle.

Despite being their franchise player, Seattle’s front office was less than happy to hear Wilson’s frustrations aired out to the media. As a result, some people believe that the Seahawks could be open to dealing Wilson this offseason.

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While Seattle has reportedly fielded calls for Wilson, they have shown no interest in moving him yet. If the Seahawks do part ways with Wilson via trade, they should expect a massive haul. At the same time, if Wilson is headed out the door, Carroll appears to have found a replacement.

Even though it has been years since Carroll coached at USC, the longtime head coach has likely watched plenty of the former Trojans quarterback. Darnold is entering his fourth season with the New York Jets. It’s undetermined if the Jets are going to give him another chance to prove he’s a franchise quarterback, under new head coach Robert Saleh.

There haven’t been any definitive signs pointing toward Wilson being traded. However, if Wilson gets moved to a new team this offseason, the Seahawks could be in the market for Darnold.