In an offseason full of big-name quarterbacks asking for a trade, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has also expressed his unhappiness, especially after the team’s playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Wilson has been the starter for Seattle since 2013, and has been a Pro Bowler seven times in that span.
Based on his play, he’s due a pretty big raise, and head coach Pete Carroll talked about getting him paid.
“As always, we have all of the options available to us, We’ve talked about all of that as we do every year. What are our possibilities? Where do we need to go?” Carroll said.
“What do we need to do? If we get to certain levels of need to stay in compliance, for the money that we need to come up with for other contracts. We’ve done all of that. So, know that we’ve looked at every single option that’s out there, even to the point where those guys [Wilson and Bobby Wagner] know we’ve discussed that, too. It just hasn’t been necessary at this point.”
A number of teams did ring the Seahawks to ask about Wilson, but clearly Seattle wants multiple number one picks, and no team is willing to give them up.
“There was a number of teams that called after that media blitz that happened, right, but no I never actively negotiated with anybody, with any team. Now, did people call? Absolutely, but I’m not going to get into specific teams,” general manager John Schneider said.
“There was never ever a conversation, you know, people think that trade talks happen, like hey, you just start negotiating right away. There’s a lot of calls that are very, very periphery calls unless you’re dealing with trading a seventh-round pick for a player that may be getting cut and that’s going to be on the wire and those happen very quickly. But yeah, there were no active negotiations going on.”