Russell Wilson, Seahawks reportedly deeply divided could he be traded?



Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Jesus Flores-Marmolejo, Writer

It’s a thought that not long ago felt absurd to utter. Yet in the wake of offseason reports of an undercurrent of tension, now there’s an extensively researched  that suggests such a chasm might exist between the team and the star quarterback and few seem to know how that tension will be eased.

According to the comprehensive report on Wilson and the Seahawks, there is a divide between what Wilson believes is best and what the Seahawks  namely head coach Pete Carroll  want to do offensively. Wilson reportedly has voiced his concerns and suggestions to Carroll and others in the organization, with both falling on deaf ears.

The words and actions of Wilson and Carroll suggests that there’s a tug of war in process, between a quarterback who views himself as the centerpiece of the operation and a coach whose long-held football tenets run anathema to allowing that quarterback truly thrive unchecked.

Who is right? That’s for others to decide. But ultimately it comes down to Wilson, who holds a no-trade clause in the contract extension he signed in April of 2018.

But would the Seahawks truly consider trading the quarterback who was inarguably an MVP front runner midway through the 2020 season? It feels like a long shot … until you unravel the years of tension that has been building in Seattle.