Russell Wilson trade rumors shut down by Seahawks teammate
There has been a ton of speculations over the last few weeks around the Seattle Seahawks and their quarterback Russell Wilson. At this point, the Seahawks have not announced that they are trading Wilson nor has the QB asked for a trade as Deshaun Watson has in Houston. However, there are rumors that Russell and head coach Pete Carroll have a rift between the two of them, and that he has given out a list of four teams for which he will play for.
Earlier on Friday in Good Morning Football, Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright publicly stated that he doesn’t think Wilson will be going anywhere.
“I was kind of caught off guard myself. But looking back at it, Russ isn’t going anywhere,” the Seahawks LB shared.
“As long as I’m going to be in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback. He means too much to us. He means way too much to this organization. He means way too much to the city. Usually, people want to come to Seattle, not leave Seattle. And so I’m sure that he and the organization will get things figured out. He’s somebody that I admire and love playing with. So I expect Russ to be a Seahawk for a very long time.”
"As long as I’m in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback. He means to much to us. He means way too much to this organization. He means way too much to this city.” — @KJ_WRIGHT34 pic.twitter.com/jkdvRWTBws
— GMFB (@gmfb) February 26, 2021
Now if you dive into what K.J. Wright actually said, he noted that as long as he’s going to be in Seattle, Russell Wilson will be the quarterback. However, Wright is slated to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 10-year career, so there is a chance that both he and Wilson will be moving on from Seattle
Wilson has been with the Seahawks since he was the 75th player taken in the 2012 NFL Draft. He also signed a four-year extension with the team for $140 million dollars at the beginning of last year. Only time will tell what will happen with Wilson, but for now, he remains contractually bound to Seattle.