Seahawks star Russell Wilson name-drops Stephen Curry, Warriors in interview
The Seattle Seahawks are in the midst of one of their worst seasons in recent memory, struggling to a 3-8 record thus far into the year. With a rivalry matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on the slate for Sunday, star quarterback Russell Wilson insisted that he will help the Seahawks overcome their early-season woes.
Via SI’s Corbin Smith, Wilson tried to assure Seahawks fans that he is capable of overcoming adversity. In doing so, he made a comparison between the Seahawks and Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, citing their 2019 struggles and how the team has returned to prominence since then.
Russell Wilson says his resume shows he will overcome adversity and cited Steph Curry and the Warriors of an example of a great team that endured difficult times in 2019 and has turned things back around.
He believes the Seahawks can accomplish similar things moving forward.
— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) December 2, 2021
While Wilson’s comparison (almost) makes sense, there’s one major disparity between Curry’s Warriors and the Seahawks: the team’s superstar wasn’t ready to jump ship at the next opportunity. Rumors of Wilson’s exit from Seattle have been prevalent throughout the year, and with the team struggling to produce on either side of the ball, it doesn’t seem farfetched that the 33-year-old would leave to join a contender in 2022.
Despite the talk of his potential exit from the franchise, Wilson insisted that the Seahawks would be able to achieve similar things to the 2019-20 Golden State team that managed just 15 wins, before bouncing back this season, suggesting he plans to be around for the rebuild. It’s an admirable comparison, but whether or not Wilson actually sticks around to see Seattle through the low points remains to be seen.
Wilson was forced to miss three games for the Seahawks this season after he injured his hand against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5. Across eight games, Wilson has 12 touchdown passes and three interceptions. The Seahawks are 2-6 in games he’s started this season, and the club is trending downwards having lost its previous three games.
Any thought of tanking this season should go by the wayside considering Seattle’s first-round pick in 2022 belongs to the New York Jets, via the Jamal Adams trade. So, perhaps Wilson can start overcoming adversity in Week 13 with a bounce-back performance against the Niners.