The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos made their blockbuster Russell Wilson trade official on Wednesday. After the Seahawks announced the deal via Twitter, the team released statements from Pete Carroll, as well as Jody Allen and John Schneider, commending Wilson for his tenure with the team.
Statements from Jody Allen, Pete Carroll, and John Schneider. pic.twitter.com/qrDbdXVqQZ
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) March 16, 2022
All three Seahawks members expressed their gratitude for what Wilson achieved during his 10 years with the team. Speaking on the 33-year-old QB, Carroll said, “[Wilson] has always been the ultimate competitor whose leadership and consistency helped shape our future. Our franchise has won a lot of games and will always be grateful for the exciting moments and incredible memories.”
Wilson was the Seahawks’ third-round draft pick in 2012, and has since a point of stability for the team under center. Wilson joined the team in Carroll’s third season at the helm, and the two have achieved a plethora of success alongside one another since his arrival.
Of course, all good things must come to an end, and Carroll, like all Seahawks fans, is disappointed to see the former Super Bowl champ head to Denver. They didn’t end on a high note, missing the playoffs for just the second time since Wilson took over as the starting quarterback, but that won’t diminish what they achieved during his decade-long stint as Seattle’s star QB.
Both sides are preparing for their next chapters, with Wilson in the Mile High City and Seattle still sorting out its plans at quarterback for 2022, but it seems there’s no love lost between either side in the aftermath of the blockbuster trade.