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5 NFL Players that perfectly complement Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson
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Russell Wilson's style of quarterback play is known for a few different elements. He is one of the best deep ball throwers in the NFL, while also being an expert at extending plays with his mobility. Escaping the pass rush while always keeping his eyes down the field is a trademark of Russell Wilson's big-play game.

It is unknown which NFL team Russell Wilson will play for after the 2021 NFL season. He is currently with the Seattle Seahawks, but rumors have been swirling for months that he may demand a trade this offseason. Whether it be with the Seahawks or a different team, here are five NFL players that perfectly complement his style of play.

2 perfect complements for Russell Wilson in Seattle

#1 - DK Metcalf

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf
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DK Metcalf is an impressive athlete. He is 6'4 tall and 235 pounds with plenty of speed to go with his massive frame. This has made him an excellent deep threat and red zone target for Russell Wilson. At just 24 years old, Metcalf still has the potential to be even better than he already is. He already has 3,049 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns in his first three years.

#2 - Tyler Lockett

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett
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Tyler Lockett has proven to have excellent chemistry with Russell Wilson. His ability to get open on improvisational plays deep down the field is perfect for Wilson's quarterbacking style. Lockett led the Seahawks this season with 65 receptions, 1,053 receiving yards and 16.2 yards per reception with two games to go. It was his third straight season eclipsing 1,000 yards.

3 perfect complements for Russell Wilson if he were to be traded

Here are three perfect complements for Russell Wilson if he were to be traded after the 2021 NFL season, based on realistic potential landing spots.

#1 - Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton
Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton

Courtland Sutton's build is similar to DK Metcalf's. Sutton is 6'4 tall and 216 pounds with excellent athleticism. Despite dealing with below-average quarterbacks, Sutton has recorded 2,585 yards for 15.1 yards per reception in 48 games. His averages would likely skyrocket with someone like Russell Wilson. Their styles would appear to blend well together.

Lock with a clutch throw to Courtland Sutton on 4th and game. https://t.co/VUUFVIsKo3

#2 - Kenny Golladay, New York Giants

New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay
New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay has made a career for himself by being a deep threat wide receiver. He has averaged more than 15 yards per reception in each of his completed seasons so far in the NFL. His career 16.2 yards per reception is higher than Metcalf's 14.9 and Lockett's 13.5. Golladay would be an extremely dangerous weapon in a Russell Wilson-led offense. He is 6'4 tall and 213 pounds.

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#3 - Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool

Chase Claypool is yet another 6'4 tall receiver, but he weighs in at a massive 238 pounds. He is a physically gifted athlete who has shown that he can make big plays. He averaged 15 yards per reception in his career, despite playing with a, somewhat, compromised version of Ben Roethlisberger for both of his seasons.

This is a ridiculous catch by Chase Claypool. https://t.co/OmAwR0BJz2

Chase Claypool has demonstrated a ton of potential in his young career. Upgrading quarterbacks to Russell Wilson could unlock the true weapon that he is capable of being. Claypool does most of his damage on deep routes, which is the specialty of Russell Wilson's dynamic style.

Edited by Windy Goodloe
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