The relationship between Seattle Seahawks and superstar quarterback Russell Wilson seems to have hit a point of no return, even if the two sides aren’t spewing this publicly. Wilson has said all the right things about remaining in Seattle, but there’s been a lot of trade buzz dating back to last offseason. Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll don’t seem to be in the best of places in their relationship.
Season Finale W!!!! pic.twitter.com/HAifSzkT60
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) January 10, 2022
Wilson has maintained that he hopes he didn’t play his last game at Century Link Field.
“I know for me personally, I hope it’s not my last game,” the Super Bowl quarterback told Pro Football Talk. “But at the same time, I know it won’t be my last game in the NFL. I’m just focused on today and getting better today.”
Carroll was 47-49 prior to the arrival of Russell Wilson in 2012. Wilson has led the Seahawks to the playoffs in eight of his ten seasons, two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Sunday win. In fact their 7-10 2021 season was the first time Seattle suffered a losing season in Wilson’s tenure.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) January 11, 2021
Following the conclusion of the season, Wilson talked about staying in the Pacific Northwest.
“I think the biggest thing is that I love playing here. I love being here and everything else. I also love winning. We have to do whatever it takes to make sure that we’re doing that.”
Wilson Sends Tweet That’s Eerily Similar To Tom Brady’s Tweet Before He Left New England
Light at the end of the tunnel. pic.twitter.com/rBzFBOevLU
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) January 12, 2022
Wilson could be sending out this tweet to say he’s hopeful things get better in Seattle, or it could be signaling the end of his run.
In 2020, Tom Brady sent out a similar tweet foreshadowing the end of his 20-year run in Foxborough. Brady was adamant the tweet had nothing to do with him leaving the Patriots, but he signed with the Buccaneers a couple of days later.
Same energy. pic.twitter.com/m8ltgsy5uB
— Bruce Allen (@bruceallen) January 12, 2022
It’s really hard to figure out what will happen in Seattle, as one tweet is a guy running toward the field, into the light, in uniform, ready to play. The other is a silhouetted man making a departure.
So we could be speeding. But with the way things ended this season and Pete Carroll’s unwilligness to address Wilson’s concerns (offensive line), one has to wonder. Wilson is under contract until 2024, so a trade is definitely an option.
DangeRuss would have to waive his no-trade clause for it to happen, but last offseason he reportedly gave the Seahawks four teams he’d accept a trade to and they were the Bears, Raiders, Saints and Cowboys.
NFL insider Jordan Schultz released a list of three teams that Wilson would be OK being traded to this offseason. They included the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints and New York Giants. That’s three QB-needy teams with some solid weaponry already in tow.
Weather the storm. Stillness is on the other side. pic.twitter.com/vKfJccbJiv
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) December 30, 2021
With the offseason here, this story is fluid and could change daily, depending on who you believe. The prize is Russell Wilson, one of the game’s all-time elite signal callers, so anything involving him will move the meter.
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