“I want to be legendary”
Russell Wilson is the face of the Seattle Seahawks. It’s been that way since he was named the team’s starting quarterback in 2012.
However, things haven’t gone particularly well in Seattle in recent offseason. Wilson has repeatedly expressed his frustration with the team’s offensive and offensive line over the past few years and almost asked for a trade in 2019 and 2020.
Wilson’s final comments on the extreme standards he holds himself to only add more fuel to the fire.
Russell Wilson wants to be “legendary”
Despite their impressive Week 1 win over Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts, the Seahawks are having a surprising start to the season 1-2. They lost their Week 2 game with the Tennessee Titans in overtime and were upset by the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.
Ahead of their shocking loss to the Vikings, Wilson shared a glimpse of how high his ceiling was.
“I want to be legendary. I want to be iconic, ”Wilson said.
Wilson and the Seahawks have plenty of time to get back on track this year. However, 1-2 is certainly not “legendary” or “iconic”. In fact, they’re currently in last place in AFC West, watching the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams.
Russell Wilson could finally ask for a trade
As previously pointed out, Wilson has already considered breaking out of Seattle by force. He almost asked for a trade with the New York Giants in 2019 and actually asked his agent to list some desirable teams during the last offseason after a lackluster end to the year.
Wilson and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll don’t seem to be on very good terms despite their past successes. Carroll has long been a supporter of running football more, while Wilson obviously wants to broadcast it to Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
With a 1-2 start and an incredibly tough division, 2021 could finally be the year Wilson looks to take a major power-play advantage over Seattle. In light of Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford who have enjoyed mountains of success following their recent exchanges, it’s understandable that Wilson thinks a change of scenery would benefit him as well.
It’s unclear exactly where Wilson would like to play next. However, in the last offseason, his roster included the Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. Three of those four teams look pretty established at quarterback, with the Saints looking for a new franchise arm to move forward.
The Philadelphia Eagles are another franchise that has been linked to Wilson in the past.
What future for the Seahawks?
It’s only week 4 – jumping to the conclusion that Wilson is approaching a trade request is a little pushy.
However, there is definitely a story that can be referred to here. Wilson being frustrated with the Seahawks’ lack of success is by no means new.
In the meantime, expect Seattle and Wilson to continue exploring ways to make this partnership work. Winning fixes everything, and they’re going to have to do a lot of things to move forward if they are to follow AFC West.
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