At one point this offseason, Russell Wilson looked just as likely to change teams as Aaron Rodgers – another longtime star quarterback who navigated a parental spread with his own team. With 2021 training camps on the horizon, the QBs could not be very different places. As Rodgers skips mandatory minicamp and never plans to wear a Packers uniform again, Wilson is busy repeating his commitment to the Seahawks. As ProFootballTalk reported, addressed the latter off-season rumors about his future Thursday, saying he never requested trade elsewhere and is focused on winning with the Seahawks.
“I think first of all you know, of course I love Seattle,” Wilson said. PFT. “I’ve had a great career here so far. I’ve always wanted to play here my whole career, of course. I think there were some unfortunate frustrations after the season. You obviously want to win it all and do it all, and do everything. you can. I think everyone on our team does it. We all want to win it. I think unfortunately it was a bit blown out of proportion. “
QB refers to reports of the early offseason about an alleged more and more testy relationship between Wilson and the Seahawks brass as well as follow-up speculation about a potential trade elsewhere.
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Wilson’s own agent, of course, publicly identified four preferred landing sites over ESPN, apparently confirming the possibility of a move. Now, however, QB insists he is only focusing on Seattle.
“As for the trade negotiations, I think that whenever you play professional sports, there’s always a chance of something hpening, right?” he said. “I think it’s just the reality. I think there are a lot of teams out there that people said I should or would go that I requested a trade. I did not ask for a trade. I have always wanted to play here.The reality is that I think calls were thrown around and this and that and I mean it’s just a reality.But I think at the end of the day it is real reality that I’m here and I’m here to win. “
This jibs with the latest report from Sports Illustrateds Albert Breer, who said Wilson “fully understands” his place in Seattle and has committed to the Seahawks again through at least 2021 after the team agreed to move its offensive philosophy.