This Russell Wilson story is starting to get really interesting. After the drama began to unfold last week, a report came out Wednesday that the Seahawks were unhappy with the way Wilson’s unhappiness was so publicly expressed. Now, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reports that the Seahawks haven’t just started responding to teams calling about their discontent QB.
Disclaimer: There is some NSFW language in the video below:
“I know there have been calls from both sides,” Russini said on the Pat McAfee show Thursday. “From Seattle and other teams”.
When McAfee heard that, he literally jumped out of his seat, and for good reason too. This is the first indication we hear that the Seahawks are considering the idea of trading their franchise quarterback. It also stands in stark contrast to the trade rumors coming out of Houston, as the Texans have stood their ground by publicly stating that they have no intention of trading Deshaun Watson, even though he wants out. Behind the scenes, the story is the same. Last month, Adam Schefter reported that despite numerous calls, the Texans insist he is unavailable.
But after reporting that the Seahawks were at least interacting with other teams about a possible Wilson trade, Russini took to Twitter to clarify his comments.
“I learned early in my career that you have to be very careful with the wording of ‘ask for a trade, demand a trade,'” Russini said on the Pat McAfee show. “The word ‘demand’, in Russell Wilson’s terms, I don’t feel it.”
Whether Wilson uttered those magic words or not, things are clearly more serious than we previously thought.
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