There has been no shortage of media drama since the end of the 2020 NFL season when it comes to Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Reports emerged early in the offseason that the best quarterback in franchise history was unhappy with coach Pete Carroll’s preferred style of play, and that while he hadn’t demanded a trade, he was open. to an exchange to a specific set of equipment. .
Whether drama has built up in the offseason due to unhappiness, or if there is actually a fire causing the smoke, no one knows at this point. However, a report Thursday indicates that no matter how likely Wilson is under center during Week 1 of the 2021 season, the Hawks are at least willing to listen when other teams call.
They told me the Seahawks are not “buying” Russell Wilson, but calls from other teams asking have been answered. https://t.co/NjQAydY012
– Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 4, 2021
So the Seahawks aren’t actively looking to get rid of the only quarterback in franchise history who has actually led the team to Super Bowl victory, but if the right trade package hits their desk, they are apparently willing to go. hear. That idea, of course, leads directly to the question of what exactly it means to be willing to listen, but at the end of the day, if they are willing to listen, it means there is a chance, no matter how small, that they will trade their quarterback for field.
Whether it is simply about the team following its natural course of action by at least exploring all possible options when it comes to potentially improving the roster, or whether this represents a shift in strategy to the point where the team is actually considering leaving to Wilson. be debated until everyone is sad. However, what is known is that no one will know anything until something actually happens, and at this point there is a lot of talk and there is no real news beyond reports that John Schneider has not hung up the phone on other teams when they call.
Dianna Russini’s previous tweet was to clarify Dov Kleiman’s characterization of what she had to say. So for those who want to see what was said for themselves, here is the video.