The rift between the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson may have gone quiet in the past few weeks, but it doesn't give an assurance that things are already getting better. Hall of Famer Warren Moon spoke on the situation and believes that the two sides will most likely find themselves headed to a divorce, especially if they fail to patch things up as soon as possible.
“I think it's kind of headed, unfortunately, in the same direction [as Lynch and Sherman],” Moon said. “I think right now it's almost like a marriage that's started to just have squabbles and they're squabbling about certain little issues, whether it's pass protection, whether it's talent. There's all these little squabbles going on right now. And I think because of Russell's contract situation, there's not a whole lot the Seahawks can do as far as moving him somewhere else, even if they wanted to.”
Wilson isn't the only player who had some disagreements with the team and how things are being run in Seattle. Former running back Marshawn Lynch and cornerback Richard Sherman both found themselves out of the Seahawks' camp in the latter stages of their careers despite making a name for themselves with the team.
The 32-year-old quarterback started the 2020 NFL season on a strong note as Wilson emerged as one of the candidates for the MVP award. However, his performances eventually dwindled down in the latter stages of the season. Seattle's struggles ultimately led to their 30-20 collapse against the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
After their early exit, Wilson argued that he needed better pass protection as he was sacked 47 times last season. His public display of disappointment eventually swirled a ton of rumors which linked him to several teams around the league.
The eight-time Pro Bowler didn't deny his disagreements with the Seahawks although he is still keeping open a window to return to the team next season. It remains to be seen how the whole situation will pan out but a peaceful reconciliation between the two sides can potentially ensure that Russell Wilson won't end up with the same fate that Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman previously suffered.