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Washington Commanders’ fans can scratch another one off of their list. The Seattle Seahawks are NOT trading Russell Wilson during this 2022 offseason.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, having departed from the podium at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, was approached and asked regarding all of the talk for the last month of his star QB Russell Wilson being traded.
“What (Seattle GM) John (Schneider) says is, ‘We’re not shopping the quarterback.’ That’s what he tells them,” Carroll said.
Breaking news: Pete Carroll off podium at NFL combine says the Seahawks are "not shopping" Russell Wilson. The coach says that is GM John Schneider's standard response to the multiple teams that are calling "because of all the media" https://t.co/PifPRAkWjr @thenewstribune
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) March 2, 2022
One year ago, Russell Wilson on the Dan Patrick Show, spoke candidly about his being on track to be sacked the most in NFL history, that he would like to have more input on personnel decisions, and the sack numbers are an aspect of his legacy he would like to alter.
Also in the 2021 offseason, Wilson’s agent declared Wilson would like to be traded to the Bears, Raiders, Cowboys, or Saints. Perhaps that is the reason so many have “assumed” there was talk behind the scenes between Wilson and the Seahawks of a trade this offseason.
However, this offseason we have seen Wilson calmly assert he hopes to end his career in Seattle. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett also confidently assured ESPN’s Dianna Russini that Wilson was not being traded.
Wednesday, Carroll was emphatic that the Seahawks have “no intention” of trading the ten-year veteran who led the team to its only Super Bowl championship in the 2013 season, only his second in the NFL.
Wilson grew up in Richmond, has mentioned family and friends in Richmond; consequently, Washington fans (and press) hoped the Commanders could pull off a trade for Wilson.