In the better part of a year, there were troubles that Russell Wilson could play elsewhere in 2022. However, in an interview with SiriusXM’s Chris Russo, the midfielder indicated that he wants to stick with the Seahawks.
“I was lucky enough to be able to play 10 great years in Seattle,” says Wilson (h/t to SI.com’s Daniel Chavkin). “My hope and goal is to get back there and keep winning there. That’s the vision, that’s the goal. Always the same, never anything different. ”
The most recent report indicates that the organization intends to keep Wilson, though the Seahawks won’t say anything different at this point and risks losing leverage in the trade negotiations. The Seahawks’ commitment to Wilson didn’t stop the commercial chatter; NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport then reported that Wilson wanted to at least “explore his options” this season.
Wilson’s camp has made it clear that he does not (and probably will not) ask for a trade; instead, he simply wants to explore if another club can give him the opportunities the Seahawks cannot. Of course, last February, his agent told the Seahawks that Wilson would waive his no-deal if he was treated to Cowboys, Bears, Raiders or Saints, and in December , a report appeared indicating that Wilson would approve a sale for Broncos, Giants or Saints.
Last season, Wilson missed several games due to a broken finger, and for the first time in his career he had a sub-record .500 (6-8). However, the 33-year-old was still very efficient, launching 25 touchdown passes compared to six interceptions while adding two more points.