After a tumultuous offseason flooded with trade rumors, Russell Wilson not only denied asking for a trade, but also reaffirmed his commitment to the Seahawks at a press conference Thursday.
“I’ve always wanted to play here for my entire career, obviously,” said the quarterback. “I think there were some unfortunate frustrations after the season. Obviously you want to win everything and do everything, and do whatever you can. I think everyone on our team is doing it. We all want it. win. I think, unfortunately, it has become a bit disproportionate. “
Following the end of the 2020 season, Wilson publicly expressed his frustrations with the Seahawks, especially the protection he received during his nine-year career with the franchise.
He was sacked 47 times last year, the third tallest in the league.
“Partly like any player you never want to be touched, that’s the reality of playing this position, ask any quarterback who wants to play this game,” Wilson said. “At the same time, it’s part of the job. I was definitely affected – I’ve been fired almost 400 times.”
When asked if his frustration was with the Seahawks franchise, Wilson answered, “I’m frustrated at being too affected.”
Wilson added clarity to the comment that created a media storm on Thursday, saying, “When I’m at the Super Bowl, watching the Super Bowl, I should be pissed off.”
But he did not directly explain why his agent communicated the four potential business destinations to ESPN. Mark Rogers told ESPN in February that if a trade was considered, the only teams Wilson would go to would be the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders and Bears.
At the end of the day, Wilson says he’s determined to “win it all” and bring home a Lombardi Trophy to Seattle.
“For the city, I hope to play my whole career here.”
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