Star quarterback Russell Wilson went on The Dan Patrick Show earlier this week and said he wasn’t sure if the Seattle Seahawks had made him available in trade talks. And apparently, the Seahawks didn’t care for that.
“A source told me that the Seahawks’ management is not happy with Russell Wilson and his camp for taking this to the media,” Patrick said the day after Wilson’s appearance, via Pro Football Talk. “You wonder if they’re going to be able to co-exist. … The current situation is not sustainable. That’s what I was told.”
Everything seemed to be just fine for the Seahawks for most of the season. They gave a good showing and appeared to be in contention. Wilson was very good, as usual. Quite honestly, the Seahawks just lost at the wrong time — to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card round.
Wilson somehow became the subject of trade rumors last week. Not that the Seahawks were looking to trade Wilson, but opposing teams were calling to see if the Seahawks might be open to the idea. So Patrick asked Wilson about the buzz.
“I’m not sure if I’m available or not,” Wilson told Patrick. “That’s a Seahawks question.”
That actually seems like a reasonable answer. It’s not often a team comes to a player and says, “We’re looking to get rid of you.” So how else was Wilson supposed to answer a question about the Seahawks’ plans?
Odds are, this will all blow over, as it seems like much ado about nothing. Wilson is, after all, a franchise QB and the face of the franchise. But there also could be something there. Perhaps Wilson and the Seahawks are growing frustrated with each other. Either way, it’s clear this has become a situation worth monitoring.