Russell Wilson Wants A Say On Who The Seahawks Hire As Next OC

At 32 years old, Russell Wilson has already won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks, but he wants more, and he knows that at his age the clock is ticking.

That’s why the quarterback, who is coming off a tough season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Rams at home over Wild Card weekend, is looking to have input on whom the team hires as the Seahawks next offensive coordinator.

The Hawks canned Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator, and now Wilson said via NBC Sports Northwest and Pro Football Talk that he thinks it is important that he has a say in who comes in as OC next.

“As the quarterback, it’s imperative to my career,” Wilson said.

In nine seasons as the signal caller for the Seahawks, Wilson has a mark of 98-45-1.

Last season, he threw for 4212 yards with 40 touchdowns and 13 picks for the Hawks, who went 12-4 and won the NFC West.

Wilson has had plenty of success with Schottenheimer calling plays the last three seasons, throwing 106 touchdowns and being in the mix as possible MVP of the league.

When asked the other day about the firing of Schottenheimer, Wilson said it was not a move that he was in favor of.

“I think that it wasn’t my decision to change ‘Schotty,’” Wilson said.

“But I think that Coach 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.”

For now, Wilson would like to give his opinion on who should be the next voice of the Seahawks offense moving forward.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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  1. Wanted to be against this, but Russell Wilson is a proven commodity in the NFL. Might not be a terrible idea to see if that OC’s schemes would work with the guy who is going to be running them. Not saying give Wilson veto power, but if I am the owner and the highest-paid, most valuable member of my team says a prospective OC is a bum, that’s something I’d like to hear before hiring him.

  2. Just like I tell my boss who I want to hire to oversee the part of the company I’m in.

    These players don’t live in reality…just ‘wokeness’.

    QB dictates plays on the field….coaches dictate who coaches the players.

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