Sad saga of Russell Wilson's post-Seahawks career continues

Wilson has been told he is no longer wanted in Denver.

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Russell Wilson sure made a mess of things. With the Seattle Seahawks, he was the franchise's best quarterback ever. But then ego has a way of taking over some people and they believe they are bigger than their situation. I have seen some 12s lately dismiss the report that Wilson went to Seattle ownership in 2022 and asked for general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll to be terminated, but then the Seahawks organization never refuted the report.

My point in all of that is that Wilson appeared to think he was good enough to be bigger than Schneider and Carroll so he was traded to the Denver Broncos in March of 2022. He was awful in his first season with a coach who was a first-time head coach, Nathaniel Hackett. Then Wilson played his second year with the Broncos under the anti-Carroll: Sean Payton.

Where Carroll would let things slide because he was a forgiving person and football coach, which ultimately proved to be his undoing with the Seahawks, Payton is the classic "my way or the highway" head coach. Wilson was either unable or unwilling to change his way under Payton.

Russell Wilson could easily still be the Seattle Seahawks quarterback

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos have told Wilson they will be releasing him. Denver detested Wilson so much, it seems, that they are willing to eat $85 million in dead cap to get rid of him. For the first time in his career, Russell Wilson will hit open free agency after being told by two teams over three years that they no longer want him.

One has to imagine how Wilson thinks of this. He isn't the normal human being in the sense he feels guilty or bad about how he approached the game. Instead, he is likely already thinking in pro-Wilson ways about what is best for him and that he has done no wrong.

The truth is, Wilson probably should still be the quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks. He forced his way out by trying to get his bosses fired. Now he had a boss in Denver that just fired Wilson.

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