Former NFL Player Believes Russell Wilson and Seattle Seahawks’ Relationship Will End on a Sour Note

Published 03/10/2021, 1:54 PM EST
Dec 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrates with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after catching a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


Russell Wilson has been one of the best players for the Seattle Seahawks in franchise history. The former MVP has done it all with the franchise, including winning a Super Bowl title in 2014.

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However, the past few months have seen their relationship wither, giving birth to rumors that Wilson is looking for a way out of Seattle.

Former NFL player David Pollock spoke on Get Up this morning about the Seattle SeahawksRussell Wilson situation. The Seahawks excluded Wilson from a letter they sent to their fans talking about the upcoming NFL season. He believes that it was another childish move in a relationship that has disintegrated severely over the past few weeks.

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Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

“It feels really petty, doesn’t it? It is very interesting, it’s very soft right now. Like, ‘Hey, my offensive line isn’t that good, I want to open it up’. And then it’s, ‘We’re not going to talk about you in this video’.

“It just feels like it’s going to end poorly. We’ve seen Russell Wilson be the consummate Seahawk, be the guy that stands in front of everybody, be a great leader, make play after play after play.” 

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Russell Wilson- Ready to leave Seattle

Pollock added that this deteriorating relationship comes as a huge surprise. Russell Wilson was one of the most loyal players in the NFL.

You could see the genuine love he had for the Seattle Seahawks fans and the franchise. But now, all of that appears to be a distant memory as he looks to force his way out of the city that once revered him as a hero.

“And now, it seems like it’s little shots back and forth between them and ownership. It appears like he is not happy. He’s got a fiance but looking at other girls really intently. Something is going to happen.

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“I know that the money right now probably won’t work for it to happen this year. This dude’s a Seahawk, and he’s all in and he’s won a Super Bowl. Now it feels like ‘man I don’t really care for them anymore, and the love is gone’.”

Can Russell Wilson and the Seahawks mend their relationship? The franchise will have to bring in some new talent in order to appease him.

But some fans in Seattle worry that too much damage has been done and that the bridge has been burned for the rest of Wilson’s time in Seattle.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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