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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Reportedly Pushed Team to Sign Antonio Brown Before Josh Gordon Claim

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 03:  Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter at CenturyLink Field on November 3, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Seattle Seahawks | Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Russell Wilson can pretty much do no wrong right now. He's the odds on favorite to win the MVP after throwing for 378 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in an overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to keep the Seattle Seahawks in the thick of the playoff race in the NFC.

What makes those numbers all the more staggering is the fact that the newly-acquired Josh Gordon, who Seattle claimed off waivers last week, hasn't even made his debut yet.

Before they landed Flash, however, Wilson was reportedly pushing for the organization to sign embattled free agent Antonio Brown, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Seahawks claiming Gordon came as a surprise to many NFL pundits considering the talent they already boasted on offense with Russ, Chris Carson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

Now, it's clear Wilson was advocating for Seattle's front office to sign one of the two top wide receivers on the market.

We just assumed that no team would consider signing Brown until all of his sexual assault and rape allegations were sorted out, but Schefter's assertions suggest we were dead wrong.

What's important to know is that there's clear interest in Brown and a team is likely going to bring him aboard as the second half of the season heats up.