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Russell Wilson commerce rumors: A timeline of the facility battle between Seahawks, disgruntled QB

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From “Go ‘Hawks” to “No ‘Hawks.”

Wilson’s famed line he makes use of when closing interviews could also be altering within the coming months, with commerce rumors surrounding the Seahawks passer because the flip of February. What initially began as some embers of public dissatisfaction has seemingly grown to full-fledged wild hearth, with Seattle’s entrance workplace at the moment fielding requires the 32-year-old. 

Wilson was taking part in to an MVP stage within the first half of 2020 earlier than coming again right down to Earth within the second half of the season. The Seahawks offense went from high-flying to comparatively grounded, resulting in the firing of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer; Wilson was displeased with the transfer, reportedly.

Whereas a commerce this offseason nonetheless may not be all that doubtless given Wilson’s contract, that hasn’t stopped groups from calling and asking about his availability, with the Bears reportedly making Wilson their No. 1 precedence this offseason. To make issues extra fascinating, the Bears are one of many groups Wilson would give the OK on a commerce to.

Wilson and the Seahawks have been on the forefront of Seawhawks followers’ minds and the backpages of Seattle newspapers since January. This is the way it all breaks down:

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Russell Wilson commerce rumors

March 9: The Seahawks ship out a autopsy letter to season ticket holders, as is customary amongst NFL groups. The letter, although, omits Russell Wilson’s title regardless of mentioning the franchise record-setting offensive season that they had. The letter mentions huge receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, too. 

March 8: ESPN’s Adam Schefter stories that the concept that Wilson could possibly be traded is “very actual,” including extra to the concept that the passer could possibly be dealt within the coming months.

March 5: The Bears, one of many groups Wilson would supposedly OK a commerce to, are making buying and selling for the QB their No. 1 precedence this offseason. Whereas there are hurdles of price and commerce items, the Bears are pushing the chips in for Wilson. In February, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Wilson would “fortunately settle for” a commerce to the Bears.

March 4: ESPN’s Dianna Russini says that groups are calling concerning Wilson — and Seahawks brass is selecting up the telephone. Whereas the group is not “procuring” Wilson, per Russini, they’re, a minimum of, listening on his availability.

March 4: NFL insider Dov Kleiman particulars the rift between the Seahawks and Wilson, and stories that Wilson’s incapacity to maintain his MVP-level play for a whole season is on the forefront. The group does not belief Wilson to be the “point of interest” of the offense transferring ahead.

Feb. 25: The Athletic stories that Russell Wilson “stormed out of a gathering” previous to the Seahawks‘ “Thursday Evening Soccer” matchup vs. the Cardinals. Wilson had concepts on tips on how to repair the Seahawks’ offense, however these concepts have been dismissed. The Seahawks would win 28-21. 

Feb. 25: Whereas Russell Wilson nonetheless hasn’t formally requested a commerce, Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers poked the beehive a bit extra. Rodgers tweets that Wilson would settle for a commerce to one among 4 groups: the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders or Bears.

Feb. 23: With hypothesis of a Wilson commerce heating up, NFL Community’s Michael Silver stories that the Seahawks have clipped a pricetag to Wilson, with the associated fee in a commerce sitting at a gaudy three first-round picks. Silver stories that as many as a 3rd of the groups within the league have known as asking for Wilson’s availability.

Feb. 11: In response to Dan Patrick, the Seahawks are disenchanted with the way in which that Russell Wilson is airing his soiled laundry within the media:

“A supply informed me that the Seahawks’ administration will not be proud of Russell Wilson and his camp for taking this to the media,” Patrick stated. “You marvel if they are going to have the ability to co-exist. … The present scenario will not be sustainable. That’s what I used to be informed.”

Feb. 9: Former huge receiver Brandon Marshall speaks on the scenario with the Seahawks and Wilson, providing a little bit of inside info. Marshall, who frolicked with the Seahawks in 2018, says that the Seahawks do not “imagine” in Wilson, and that Wilson is looking for his method out of Seattle in a “stylish” method.

Feb. 9: Talking on “The Dan Patrick Present,” Wilson provides some significantly candid feedback on his function with the internal workings of the group, saying he isn’t concerned in personnel choices and wish to be. Wilson additionally says that he believes the Seahawks have gotten calls on his availability.

Feb. 8: CBS Sports activities’ Jason La Canfora stories that Wilson’s camp is dissatisfied with the group’s incapacity to construct an offensive line across the quarterback. Wilson has been sacked 394 occasions since coming into the league. In a little bit of foreshadowing, La Canfora stories that the “scenario warrants severe monitoring.”

Jan. 12: Seahawks hearth offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. The high-flying ‘Hawks offense stalled out within the second half of the season, however they nonetheless end prime 10 in factors scored (459 is a franchise report).

Jan. 9: Seahawks fizzle out to finish their season, shedding to the Rams in a 30-20 NFL Tremendous Wild Card weekend matchup. 



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