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.