‘Keep Your Eyes Off’- Seattle Mayor’s Message to New Orleans Fans Regarding Russell Wilson

Published 02/28/2021, 2:41 PM EST
Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports


The Russell Wilson trade rumors are continuing to pile up week after week. The 32-year-old quarterback has been linked with moves to New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, and even the Las Vegas Raiders in recent days.

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However, there is no concrete report linking him with a move away from his beloved Seattle Seahawks. Russell Wilson has been with the Seahawks since joining the NFL in 2012. He was a 3rd-round pick (75th overall) by Pete Carroll and Co.

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

However, he went on to lead the franchise to their first-ever Super Bowl title in 2014. Since then, Russell Wilson has established himself as one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the league.

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He finished the 2020 NFL season with 4,200+ passing yards and 31+ passing touchdowns as the Seahawks crashed out in the Wild Card Round.

But with reported complaints regarding the offensive line in Seattle, could Wilson part ways with the Emerald City in the summer?

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Seattle Mayor warns Russell Wilson will not be joining the Saints

Mayor Jenny Durkan had something interesting to say about the Russell Wilson trade rumors. In response to a tweet put out by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Durkan hit back with one of her own.

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“I love you Mayor, but keep your eyes off Russell Wilson. His home is Seattle” read Durkan’s post on the popular social media platform.

Despite all the rumors linking Wilson with a move away, sources from his entourage maintain that he will not force through a trade deal this summer.

But coach Carroll will be aware that he needs to bring in some reinforcements this year in order to protect Wilson better on the football field. Could this be Dange’Russ’ Wilson’s last season as a Seahawks player? Tell us what you feel in the comments below.

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