Russell Wilson Says He Didn’t Request Trade, Wanted To Play In Seattle

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson told reporters on Thursday that he didn’t request a trade out of Seattle this offseason. 

Russell Wilson

“I think there were some unfortunate frustrations after the season. … I think, unfortunately, it got a little bit blown out of proportion a little bit,” Wilson said, per Curtis Crabtree

Wilson made comments during the offseason about getting hit too much, but he said that this wasn’t meant to be a shot at the offensive line and he admitted at the time that he too could have done better, per Bob Condotta

Interestingly enough, Wilson confirmed that the list being floated around about him being interested in playing for the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders or Bears was accurate, per Condotta

“We made it clear that I did not request a trade. … I wanted to play in Seattle, but if I had to go somewhere here’s the teams I would consider,” Wilson said, per Crabtree.

Wilson explained that he and Pete Carroll had a lot of conversations this offseason and that their relationship couldn’t be stronger than it is right now, per John Boyle

Wilson added that he’s excited to still be playing in Seattle. 

“I’m excited to be here. I’m excited to win,” Wilson said, per Condotta

“Every morning I wake up, I wake up to win, and wake up to win another Super Bowl for the Seattle Seahawks, and that’s my mission,” Wilson added, per Crabtree. “I hope I play my whole career here. That’s my mission. That’s my goal.”

Wilson, 32, is a former third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He was entering the final year of his five-year, $89.142 million contract when the Seahawks signed him to a four-year, $140 million extension that included a $65 million signing bonus. 

Wilson stands to make a base salary of $21 million for the 2021 season. 

In 2020, Wilson appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and completed 68.8 percent of his passes for 4,212 yards, 40 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

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