Russell Wilson was asked about playing on the East Coast on Tuesday and Wilson gave an answer that should make 12s very happy.
Simply, Russell Wilson is the best quarterback in the history of the Seattle Seahawks. He is statistically far better in most categories than whichever quarterback happens to be in second place. Most importantly, he is the winningest QB ever for Seattle and has won 34 more games (104 overall) than second-place Dave Krieg but Wilson still only ranks third (while playing in a bunch more games than some other QBs) in most losses (53).
On the Today show on Tuesday, host Craig Melvin asked Wilson about possibly playing the Washington Commanders one day. Wilson had fun with the question but the bottom line of his answer was “no.”
Russell Wilson says he loves playing in Seattle
It would be easy in this era when players have a lot more power over where they play for Russell Wilson to have said something like, “We never know what the future holds.” But he didn’t. In fact, Wilson said he loves Seattle.
This, of course, doesn’t mean he won’t ever play football for another team but it certainly didn’t seem as if Wilson is trying to work out a deal with another team or, as Ian Rapoport said in January, that he wants to “explore his options.”
Wilson does have a no-trade clause and can veto wherever the Seahawks tried to trade him. But Seattle doesn’t appear to be wanting to trade their quarterback. Plus, the team basically has a no-trade clause as well so Russell Wilson’s agent can’t force the team to trade him. That no-trade clause for the team is called a contract and that contract pays Wilson a lot of money.
So maybe one day Wilson does play for an East Coast team but it doesn’t appear to be something that is going to happen in the 2022 season and that is a very good thing for the Seahawks.