Cantrell tweets at Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, says city will welcome family "with open arms"

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Photo credit Jan 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) rolls out of the pocket while pressured by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) during the second quarter at Lumen Field.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, having heard stories this week about the New Orleans Saints being a potential new home to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, tweeted that he and his wife, pop singer Ciara, would be welcomed "with open arms" in New Orleans.

"I heard the rumors, and I want to make sure that you understand that the city of New Orleans is the place for you and your beautiful family," Cantrell said in the video embedded in the tweet.

During the week, the story broke that Wilson said if the Seahawks were to trade him, the Saints are one of four teams he would want to play for.

Wilson’s agent told ESPN that the seven-time Pro Bowler still wants to play for the Seahawks, but would be accept being traded to the Saints, or the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, or Las Vegas Raiders.