Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Denies He’s Pushing for a Trade

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Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Denies He’s Pushing for a Trade
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, Calif. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider spend Wednesday, April 28, 2021 talking about their relationship with their starting quarterback, the result of months of silence on the subject and the fact they have just three picks in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

As speculation over his future at Seattle continues to drag on, Russell Wilson has moved to make it clear that he has no desire to leave the Seahawks any time soon. Speculation has been rife with talk of the quarterback seeking to waive his no-trade clause in order to complete a move to the New York Giants.

The 33-year-old, mid-way through his tenth season at Lumen Field, has seen the Seahawks struggle this season. Last weekend’s 30-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers was only their fourth of the season and came after a run of three losses.

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Pete Carroll’s side, who finished last season with a 12-4 regular-season record, currently sits at 4-8 and is bottom of the NFC West with only pride to play for.

In an effort to pull focus away from his future, Wilson responded to the speculation about talk of a projected move, stating;

“I did see it cause somebody sent it to me,” 

“No. That’s not in my head right now at all. I didn’t say that. I’m focused on what we’re doing here. Obviously, I love Seattle. This is a place that I’ve loved every day, every moment.

“[This] is a non-story.”

Indeed Wilson has moved to not only rule out a move but also to commit his long-term future to the Seahawks, in a big way;

“That’s my hope. My hope’s not to just fulfil it. Hopefully, I get to play here for 20 years in my career,” 

 “Will that happen? I don’t know, but that’s my prayer, that’s my hope.”

Such a feat would involve Wilson spending another decade in Seattle, and he’d need to show the longevity of Tom Brady proportions to complete such an ambition, but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility.

Over the course of his first nine seasons at Seattle, he’s helped the Seahawks to the postseason on eight occasions, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be able to make such an impact in 2021.

Wilson is an eight-time Pro-Bowl pick and played a key role in securing the Super Bowl for the Seahawks back in 2014, to date the only title they’ve won.

On a personal level, Wilson’s numbers in 2021 haven’t been all that impressive. Last season he completed a personal best of 40 regular-season passing touchdowns but has just 14 to his name this time around. He also looks likely to complete the lowest passing yards of his career, and this drop in form may well be part of the reason that speculation about his Seahawks future is plaguing him at present.