The Seahawks and Russell Wilson seem to be sleepless in Seattle these days.
There is a bit of drama swelling up between the Seahawks and Wilson, if recent reports are to be believed. On Tuesday, former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who spent a little time with Seattle in 2018, added perspective on the situation between the two parties, adding that he “knows that Seattle doesn’t believe in him.”
“Russell Wilson is beyond frustrated. … I know the Seahawks don’t believe in Russ bc I was there. Russ needs to tell Pete Carroll exactly what he needs & wants. If the two can’t come to an agreement then it’s time for Russ to move on.” — @BMarshall pic.twitter.com/YA2z5tfrJ9
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) February 9, 2021
Some key quotes from Marshall in the clip:
- “Russell Wilson is beyond frustrated. I think Russell Wilson is figuring out how to move on in a classy way, that’s what I truly believe.”
- “I don’t think they believe in Russ. Well, actually, I know they don’t believe in Russ, ’cause I was there. Everyday before practice, I would sit there with the quarterbacks, with Coach Schotty, and Russell Wilson, and we would talk shop. … There’s a huge philosophical difference there in Seattle.”
- “I think Russ wants to stay there, but he knows Pete Carroll is going to continue to give him the run-around.”
The smoke was first seen after Wilson’s public displeasure with Seattle moving on from offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer in January, a decision with which Wilson didn’t seem too pleased.
“I think that it wasn’t my decision to change ‘Schotty,'” Wilson said, via ProFootballTalk. “But I think that Coach Carroll made that decision. I think that I trust his decision. But at the same time, obviously Schotty and I have been so close. I mean, he’s going to be a tremendous coach somewhere else.”
According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, teams have called for Wilson’s availability in a trade, but Seattle doesn’t seem open to trading him. La Canfora also reports that Wilson’s camp is unhappy with the way the team has built an offensive line around Wilson, causing him to be one of the most-sacked QBs in the league since entering it in 2012.
On “The Dan Patrick Show,” Wilson said that he wants more input on Seattle’s personnel decisions, as well.
“I want to be involved. At the end of the day, it’s your legacy, your team’s legacy. … It helps to be involved more. That dialogue should happen more often,” he said.
In January, Marshall was one of the first on the potential, burgeoning drama between the team and the quarterback, saying that the team needs to utilize Wilson’s skill set better. If not, then Wilson should want out, Marshall said.
Well, a month and more than a few headlines later, business sure seems to be picking up between Wilson and the ‘Hawks.