Russell Wilson’s future with the Seattle Seahawks is at present lower than sure, because the quarterback has reportedly listed 4 franchises the place he’d like to finish up if he had been to be traded from the crew he is spent his entire profession with — although it is value noting he has not formally demanded a commerce. Amongst these groups is the New Orleans Saints, a metropolis the place the mayor has already executed her half to attempt to persuade the Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback to make his solution to the Huge Simple with Drew Brees anticipated to retire.
In a video posted Saturday, New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell started her pitch with a fast twirl of a Saints-themed parasol to the tune of “Degree Up” by Ciara, who’s Wilson’s spouse, after which proclaimed that town can be an ideal place for not solely soccer causes, but additionally for familial ones.
The pitch itself naturally included Tremendous Bowl aspirations for Wilson, and a promise of primary stage presence at Essence Pageant — the most important Black tradition and music occasion within the nation — for Ciara.
What’s lucky for Cantrell is the dearth of awkwardness in making such a pitch, particularly one in direction of a quarterback in the identical convention because the hometown crew. The final time the Seahawks confronted the Saints within the postseason was on Jan. 11, 2014 within the Divisional Spherical on the way in which to Seattle’s first Tremendous Bowl title. That was simply two years into Cantrell’s tenure as a councilwoman, and a complete 4 years earlier than she grew to become mayor. In actual fact, it’s the solely time the 2 groups squared off within the playoffs throughout her time as an elected metropolis official.
With a quarterback as gifted as Wilson, it ought to come as no shock that this is not the one recruiting effort that has been made up to now — although it is the primary main one from a notable authorities official. Bears gamers have additionally tried to seize Wilson’s consideration ever because it got here out that Chicago was one of many quarterback’s most well-liked vacation spot.