Seahawks May Not Be Thrilled With Russell Wilson At Moment

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.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. I don’t listen to Dan Patrick…did Dan ask this question or did Russell bring it up unprompted? Because that’s the key as to whether the Seahawks are over reacting to his answer (which I’d agree is a reasonable answer). My guess is if a NFL team doesn’t want to get butthurt by their player going on media outlets…maybe not have the guy go on media outlets. They should know by now how these journalists think…any blood in the water, they are sharks on it.

  2. The Seahawks just lost at the wrong time??? Well durn, so did my Chiefs.

    Wilson started out in the first handful of games being toasted as the MVP of the season, right???? Then, he started throwing interceptions and the team losing. The Seahawks lost in a wild card round. Not the actual playoffs, but the wild card round. I’d say they lost several games at the wrong time.

  3. Seattle got old defensively, agreed to a massive contract with RW, and are having a tough time building back to being great.

    Hate to say it, if you as a QB want top dollar, this past Seahawk season is about as good as you’re gonna get. That’s just the way the NFL hard salary cap works. Highest priced QB just don’t win titles.

    Tom Brady is the goat because he someone managed to live on being paid middle of the road dollars, allowing his team to be better.

  4. This is the “new’ NFL. I want top dollar, a no trade or limited trade clause, and I want to play on a SB contending team every year. Well, unfortunately you can’t have it all. Jamal Adams, DeShaun Watson, and now Russell Wilson. Adams came up small in his first playoff game, Watson wants to be traded to a team which most likely will have to mortgage its future to get him (after signing a big contract) and Wilson now wants to go to LA or NY to further his brand and keep his wife happy(also after having gotten big dough). Pardon me if I am unsympathetic to their sour whining.

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