This should be the only response to any potential Seahawks and Russell Wilson reunion

Wilson was recently let go by the Denver Broncos.

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While there have been zero reports that the Seattle Seahawks would be interested in bringing Russell Wilson back after Wilson was released by the Denver Broncos this offseason, this is not about what is being reported. This is about the many 12s who post on social media that the team should bring Wilson back. Wanting this done is a logical emotional response, to be fair. Wilson is still the best quarterback in Seattle football history.

Financially, the move makes sense as well. Since Wilson is still going to get paid a chunk of money for not playing for the Broncos, he also has not shown the last few years that he is truly capable of greatness anymore. This should depress his market. Plus, as one team is going to still play Wilson (Denver is eating an astonishing $85 million in dead cap by releasing Wilson), his new team could pay him extremely little to be their quarterback.

Wilson was awful in his first season after leaving Seattle in 2022. His overall numbers were efficient in 2023 under Denver's new head coach Sean Payton as Wilson passed for 26 touchdowns (ninth in the league) and just 8 interceptions. He completed a solid 66.4 percent of his passes. But Wilson far too many times did Wilson things such as taking bad sacks (holding on to the ball too long) and making bad reads at important moments.

There is a simple word to use for any Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson talk

This is reflected partly in Wilson's total QBR. While his straight passer rating (which incorporates completion percent, interception percentage, and other raw numbers) was 98.0 (eighth in the league), his total QBR (which involves a QB's impact on rushes, turnovers, penalties, and other numbers) was just 50.7, 21st in the NFL. In comparison, QB1 for the Seahawks in 2023, Geno Smith, had a total QBR of 59.5, 14th in the league.

Smith also had a league-leading five game-winning drives and tied for the league lead in fourth-quarter comebacks. This all leads to the most logical response to any comment of one saying Seattle should bring Russell Wilson back and that response is "Why?"

The Seahawks should never consider bringing Wilson back as his skills have clearly digressed rapidly and Smith is a better fit in the Seahawks' locker room than Wilson currently and into the future. A young Seattle roster does not need a guy who is the player-first presence that Wilson appears to be.

Most likely, Wilson will end up with the Pittsburgh Steelers. That is a good fit for the player as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will hold Wilson accountable but not be as oppressive as Sean Payton was. More importantly, Seattle will be more successful with Geno Smith than Russell Wilson.

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