Let’s face it, Russell Wilson has led a charmed life as the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks over the last nine seasons.
Wilson became a star right away, winning a Super Bowl in just his second season as a starter, and since then he’s been a Pro Bowl QB in seven of his nine seasons.
Despite all that, there now appear to be some cracks in the foundation between Wilson and the Seahawks, and it’s starting to sound like the quarterback and franchise are not seeing eye to eye.
The Athletic wrote Thursday about the friction between the coaching staff and Wilson, that Wilson wants the team to be run more like the Kansas City Chiefs, and that he wants to be more like Patrick Mahomes.
The article states that head coach Pete Carroll went crazy when Wilson threw four picks against the Buffalo Bills and then three more against the rival Los Angeles Rams.
Wilson then got into it with the coaching staff, according to the story. Prior to a Thursday night game against the Cardinals, there was again more dissension that frustrated Wilson enough to leave the meeting in a huff.
“Before the Thursday night game against Arizona, Wilson met with his coaches. For some time, Wilson has sought — even pushed — for influence within the organization regarding scheme and personnel,” the story read.
“In the meeting, he outlined his own ideas for how to fix the offense. His suggestions were dismissed, multiple sources told The Athletic — another reminder to Wilson that the Seahawks did not see him the same way he saw himself, as a player who had earned greater control over his situation, his future, his legacy. He stormed out of the room.”
It’s not a good look, and all this could explain recent rumblings about the Seahawks entertaining calls from teams asking about Russell’s availability.
Over the years, Wilson has been known as a team player with a squeaky clean reputation who rarely goes against what the team wants.
That could all be changing with this article, which may be a window into the issues the two sides have been having.
The two sides will probably get on the same page eventually, but if things don’t improve, the Seahawks may have to make some tough decisions about Russell and his future.