Russell Wilson told the AP Pro Football Podcast that he would “love to own an NFL” team one day. Maybe that team should be the Seahawks.
In an upcoming episode, Russell Wilson talked a lot about his enjoyment of playing the game and how long he wants to play and his potential plans for after he retires. Of course, lots of things will change before he does decide to no longer play but currently Seattle is owned by the Paul Allen Trust and the Chairperson of the Trust is Allen’s sister, Jody.
Jody has so far run the team the way Paul did. That means letting the football people make the decisions, unlike Jerry Jones does in Dallas. This is the best way to run a team as even football people still have no idea what they are doing but at least they have some insight.
Russell Wilson as owner of the Seahawks one day?
But Russell Wilson, who already has a minor share of the ownership of the Seattle Sounders would make for an intriguing Seahawks owner one day. NFL teams, of course, can be expensive and Wilson is unlikely to have the money to own 100 percent of the team (most teams have more than one owner already) but Wilson does already have a net worth of $135 million with a salary that is only going to grow and with lots of endorsement dollars coming in and that won’t stop even when Wilson does retire.
And Wilson says he wants to play 20-plus seasons. He is currently in his tenth season in the NFL and is still 32 years old., Getting 10 more years in depends on health, of course, and as we all know Russell Wilson gets hit a lot because of a bad offensive line so getting to 20 years in Seattle might be tough.
Still, how interesting would it be for Wilson to play 10 more years with the Seahawks, take a few years off from doing something with the team and then come back with a group of investors to purchase the team. Wilson says owning a team would allow him “to be able to impact a city” and clearly, he has already done that as the Seahawks quarterback. Maybe he will do it as the owner of the team one day too.