Russell Wilson: Seattle Seahawks quarterback says he did not request trade away from team
Seahawks quarterback Wilson denies asking to be taken out of Seattle and says, “I’m here to win it all”; The 32-year-old shared his disappointment at the end of the 2020 season that sparked rumors of his move. Seahawks has not moved out of the divisional playoff round since 2014.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he did not ask for a team change this offseason, but admitted to “disappointing disappointments” with the way the season ended.
Two days after the Super Bowl, Wilson gave two interviews in which he expressed his frustration at being hit too hard and hinted that he was in the trading market. His comments all summer sparked speculation about whether the Seahawks would sell him and where.
“I didn’t request an exchange,” Wilson said Thursday.
“Actually, I think the calls have been scattered around this and that, and I think it’s just reality, but at the end of the day, the real reality is that I am here and I am here to win and I am here. to win it all.
“There were a lot of people, everyone said that I requested a deal, and that was simply not true,” Wilson said. “I have not requested an exchange.
“Everything seemed to start with that. Obviously a lot of teams were calling and I think I didn’t really want to go anywhere, I wanted to play in Seattle. But if I needed to go somewhere, these are the teams that I would go to or consider.
“After all, I have a no-trade clause, right?”
Wilson has been sacked 394 times in his regular season career, including 47 times last season, finishing third in the league.
“I am upset (because) I was hit too hard. This part upsets me. After all, you want to win, ”Wilson said in one of those February interviews.