Russell Wilson Will Stay with Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll mid-week announced the team has “no intention” of shopping away star quarterback Russell Wilson, reporting Brady Henderson for ESPN . However, within days of this announcement, he contradicts himself. After Seattle’s disappointing 7-10 season, Caroll falls short of shooting down the possibility of him leaving the team. While he admits he has no intention of shopping Wilson. In the same breath, he leaves the door open for possibilities.
“At this time of year, there are conversations about everybody,” Carroll said when asked at the NFL scouting combine about trade offers or inquiries for Wilson. “We’re talking about everybody. And that’s commonplace for us to have conversations with teams about all of the players — particularly marquee players — and that’s not changed. It’s been the same every year we’ve been here. So it’s the same as it’s been.
“We have no intention of making any move there, but the conversations, [general manager John Schneider] has to field those. He always has. But nothing specific to that.”
Carroll understands the ramifications these rumors may have on his team going forward; therefore, many see this as damage control. In this era, of football, the elite quarterbacks reign supreme and have tons of impact on their future and outcomes of teams. Carroll attempting to keep Wilson happy, while also rebuilding his team that once was recognized as one of the most talented in all of the NFL.
“It’s the quarterback world right now,” Carroll said on Wednesday. “They’re talking about all of them. You guys are trying to do everything you can to try to figure it out. That’s what you’ve got to do. So there’s a lot of people taking shots, a lot of lines in the water right now trying to guess and see what happens.”
Taking a look back on the disappointing season
The 33-year-old, Wilson is coming up on his 10th year in the NFL. Last season, he suffered a finger injury that sidelined him for three games. However, he wasn’t playing well for the majority of the year. By the time he finally showed he was getting back to peak form post-surgery, the Seattle Seahawks had already fallen out of playoff contention.
Although, the Pro Bowl quarterback is in the final year of his contract, where he’s scheduled to make $20.35 million. Wilson has made it abundantly clear that he would like to stay in Seattle for the remainder of his career.