RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson mentioned Thursday that he didn’t request a commerce this offseason and he believes conversations with coach Pete Carroll and normal supervisor John Schneider have strengthened his relationship with the staff.
Wilson spoke for the primary time since February, when a sequence of feedback he made led to commerce hypothesis and a rising furor surrounding his future in Seattle.
Wilson repeated quite a few instances that successful is the last word remedy for any dissatisfaction and that any rifts with the franchise have been mended for now.
“We’re on the identical web page. We’re right here to do what we’re meant to do and that’s to win it in any respect,” Wilson mentioned. “I’m excited. I’m enthusiastic about who we’ve got, the fellows we’ve got, excited the place we’re. Coach Carroll and I’s relationship couldn’t be stronger on it. Like I mentioned earlier, my focus is to win. Successful means every thing to me.”
However clearly frustration had been constructing over the staff’s efficiency and that led to the offseason firestorm that began after Wilson watched Tom Brady win one other Tremendous Bowl title in February.
“After I’m sitting on the Tremendous Bowl and watching the Tremendous Bowl, I ought to be (offended), proper?” Wilson mentioned. “On the finish of the day you shouldn’t be wanting to sit down there and watch the sport. You need to be there and play, particularly while you’ve performed in it twice.”
Seattle received its solely Tremendous Bowl title eight years in the past and it’s been seven years because the Seahawks final received the NFC. The Seahawks haven’t superior previous the divisional spherical of the playoffs in any season since, and final 12 months they have been ousted within the wild-card spherical at house by division rival Los Angeles — the primary house playoff lack of Wilson’s profession.
Wilson’s earlier feedback got here after questions on whether or not the Seahawks have been doing sufficient to place a successful product round him. He particularly talked about his offensive line and being bored with continually getting hit.
The conjecture reached a boil when Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, commented to ESPN that Wilson had not requested a commerce however listed the 4 groups — Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago and New Orleans — for which he could be prepared to waive his no-trade clause.
“There was an entire factor saying that I requested a commerce and that’s simply not true. I didn’t request a commerce, so I feel every thing sort of began from there,” Wilson mentioned. “After which, clearly, tons of groups have been calling, and I feel that the truth was that I didn’t actually need to go anyplace else. I wished to play in Seattle. But when I needed to go someplace these are the groups I’d go to, or take into account.”
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