REPORT: Former Seahawks Superstar Russell Wilson Wanted This Team Member to Be Fired

Published 06/22/2022, 3:57 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 27: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts after passing for a touchdown in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos earlier in the offseason. He left Seattle, as a Seahawks legend, as he was the face of the franchise and also led them to a Super Bowl win in 2014 against his new team, the Broncos.

Russell Wilson’s exit from Seattle was inevitable. Everyone saw it coming, as the Seahawks were unable to put good pieces around him to compete for another Super Bowl. Moreover, according to a recent report, Wilson wanted one of the members of the coaching staff to be fired.

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According to Corbin K. Smith, Wilson wasn’t very fond of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer during the 2020 season. The former quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks and his camp wanted a change. This was due to the fact that Wilson had grown tired of the plays designed by Schottenheimer.

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Russell Wilson had earlier shown his support for Brian S. in the public, but according to the source, it was just to maintain the PR. The source said, “Don’t let his comments mask his real thoughts. He had grown tired of Schotty from a play-calling perspective and wanted something fresh. As much as he benefited from his coaching, he didn’t think the two could co-exist anymore in a football marriage.”

Russell Wilson had words of encouragement for his former OC after his firing

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Brian Schottenheimer was fired by the Seattle Seahawks in January 2021. It came after “philosophical differences” with head coach Pete Carroll. Wilson also spoke about his former OC after he was relieved of his duties by the team.

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He said, “I think that it wasn’t my decision to change ‘Schotty.’ But I think that coach [Pete] Carroll made that decision. I think that I trust his decision. But at the same time, obviously, Schotty and I have been so close. I mean, he’s going to be a tremendous coach somewhere else.”

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Jan 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

Wilson has a new challenge ahead of him now. He has a chance of achieving greatness. If he is able to win a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos, then he’ll join the elite company of Tom Brady, and Peyton Manning. Brady and Peyton Manning are the only quarterbacks to win Super Bowls with different teams.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Sharda University. Abhimanyu has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC.

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