‘Russell Wilson is Clearly Unhappy’- Analyst Urges Seahawks to Open Potential Trade Talks

Published 03/04/2021, 10:03 AM EST
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


Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks fell short of making the Super Bowl in 2020. The veteran quarterback threw for 4,200+ yards with 40+ passing touchdowns as Pete Carroll’s boys bowed out with a 20-30 loss in the Divisional Round Playoffs against rivals Los Angeles Rams.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Seahawks finished the regular season as NFC West champions with a 12-4 record. While Wilson had a stellar individual season, he was clearly unhappy with the lack of protection he was given by his offensive line.

The 32-year-old quarterback was sacked 47 times and is reportedly expecting some major roster changes to the offense in the build-up to the 2021 season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

‘If You Win in New York, You’re a King’- Former NFL Man Urges Deshaun Watson to Join the Jets

8 months ago

Russell Wilson unhappy with the current situation in Seattle?

Popular NFL analyst Mike Silver was the latest to comment on the Russell Wilson conundrum that is faced by coach Carroll and the Seahawks this summer.

He said, “I think the situation is worse than I previously believed. So yeah, my thoughts have somewhat evolved…if the Seahawks are not at least having conversations about the possibility of a Russell Wilson trade right now, they’re committing malpractice, because clearly, he is that unhappy. You know, it’s not like he just made one comment after the season.

“You know, he made two or three….Russell Wilson is unhappy, he seems to be unhappy with the way that he has communicated to head coach Pete Carroll, by the lack of willingness to let him have input into the offense, which led to the departure of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer,” Silver said.

How can the Seahawks convince their star man to stay put?

Mike Silver further went on to say that the Seahawks must at least listen to offers pertaining to Wilson. His agent earlier claimed that Dange’Russ Wilson will not force through a move. Regardless of that, entertaining potential trade deals should not be seen as a detrimental factor.

Nov 15, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs with the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

“So, Andrew, I believe that they will obviously listen to offers from any of those four teams, and Wilson does have some control because of the no-trade clause.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“I think that Pete Carroll regards himself as a problem solver and we’ll try to figure out a way to patch this up….it’s been a great run, but we’re gonna bring in a coach that Russell Wilson wants to play for I’m not saying that would happen.

“I’m just saying there are a lot of balls in the air and this is not a great situation right now,” Silver said earlier this week.

Wilson has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the league over the last decade or so. He led the Seattle-based franchise to their first-ever Super Bowl in 2014.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

But they’ve fallen short ever since. Can the NFC West big boys hold on to their prized asset in 2021? Watch this space for more.

DIVE DEEPER

What Must the Seattle Seahawks Do in Order to Convince Russell Wilson to Stay Put?

8 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Daniel Arambur

1857 articles

Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT