Russell Wilson has a right to speak his mind, of course, but his recent comments seem to be a definite insult directed towards the Seahawks.
Russell Wilson is making it difficult for any 12s to cheer for him in Week 1 as Wilson’s Broncos play the Seahawks in Seattle. Not that 12s have to cheer for a player who doesn’t currently play for their favorite team but it would show that 12s have class.
Maybe an appreciate golf clap for Wilson at some point early in the game. There isn’t anything wrong with that. Wilson is the best quarterback in Seahawks history and he isn’t a bad guy.
But his offseason comments, while partly fueled by trying to get a new set of fans to like him a lot, are also a smack in the face to Seahawks fans and does a disservice to his time in Seattle.
Russell Wilson throws shade towards the Seahawks organization
This past week, Russell Wilson said he is glad to be in Denver because he “didn’t have to carry the team on his shoulders alone.” Ouch, Russ. Maybe he forgot that the Seahawks defense carried him to his first two Super Bowls and he wasn’t the main reason the team got there.
But he is correct in implying he has to do a greater amount of work than most of the other players over the last five years or so. But, I mean, that’s what all good NFL quarterbacks do. He shouldn’t feel as if he is special because he is special.
Where would the Packers be without Aaron Rodgers, for instance? Think Rodgers might want the team to have chosen some different players in the NFL draft than who they actually took? Of course, he does. Because he’s actually said as much.
But Russell Wilson also seemed like more of a stand-up guy than Rodgers. Wilson didn’t intentionally mislead everyone, for example, when asked about being vaccinated as Rodgers did. Rodgers lied. Wilson doesn’t appear to be a liar.
But he always has been a bit more self-serving than how he liked his persona to be perceived. Russell Wilson’s words have always been and always will be very measured. He wants to control the narrative. Which is why it’s hurtful to hear him imply he was unhappy to be a Seahawk. He didn’t seem that way for most of his time in Seattle and fans loved him. Maybe Wilson shouldn’t dismiss that so easily.