Seahawks’ season ended in disappointment, much like last year. Like last year, questions surrounding their star quarterback will overshadow all else this offseason.
Russell Wilson is reportedly eager to explore all options, as he did last year.
Wilson has not asked for a trade and it is not clear if he will. Wilson’s closest friends say that Wilson wants to explore other options to find out if he can win another championship and leave a legacy.
Wilson expressed his desire to stay in Seattle at one of his final press conferences.
Wilson stated, “We’ve always believed I would be there.” “That has been my goal all along, to win multiple Super Bowls. And my plan is for me to get there and achieve that. Every day is a gift. You just have to enjoy it.
Seattle has reached a crossroads following a difficult and injury-ridden season. Wilson missed three games and the Seahawks missed the playoffs just twice since 2012.
In their weekly, end-of season meeting, John Schneider, Pete Carroll, and Jody Allen, the general manager, met to discuss the future. Although the meeting was not headline-worthy, Carroll offered some interesting words after it.
Carroll stated, “Whatever is available, we got to exhaust all opportunities for our club. Right from the owner, they want us to take a view at every opportunity to improve the franchise.” Aaron Levine, KCPQ FOX 13 Sports Director in SeattleThis Thursday “That’s how we do it. We will need to put this all together, and we have many difficult decisions to make in the coming year.
Carroll responded, “I love the team.” We have the core of a championship here, and we will try to keep it together.”
This is the paradox.
Carroll made it clear that he was aware that this offseason’s plan may not be the same as last year. Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers made it public a year ago. He did not return multiple calls asking for comment. Wilson’s contract has a two-year no-trade clause.
In the end, the Seahawks spoke with the Bears to discuss a blockbuster deal but declined to make any. Schneider has been known to be open to considering every trade presented to his attention, but the questions remain the exact same as last season.
Carroll will turn 71 next season. Would he want to rebuild his career? Seattle could trade Wilson to improve its team. They could entertain and make a big deal for picks. But who would their quarterback be? Wilson would be a better quarterback than Wilson. Finally, Seattle finished the season with two wins and impressive performances by Wilson. Do you see the future in that?
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Jan. 9, that Seattle doesn’t plan to trade Wilson this offseason. He is proceeding as if Wilson will be their QB by 2022. These are the reasons. Seattle has the cards with Wilson’s deal still in place for two more years.
Wilson’s decisions on how far to push these cards will only be known over time.