In the build up to the Super Bowl back in February, the game in which the San Francisco 49ers blew a double digit fourth quarter lead, Russell Wilson made waves when he publicly stated he wanted to throw the ball more. Many fans put their support behind Wilson, while others argued that Wilson was simply playing to the crowd at a Super Bowl that featured the high powered offense of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Well, on Sunday Night Football Mike Florio of NBC Sports stated that Wilson does indeed want to be allowed to cook. In fact, according to the report, Wilson has not just asked the team to allow him to cook, he has informed the team that if they did not allow him to cook, he’d consider playing elsewhere. The full video can be seen here.
Russ threatening to leave the team if they don't play with more urgency early in games??— Nathan_12thMan (@Nathan_12thMan) September 14, 2020
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Specifically, according to Florio, a source close to Wilson stated, “If they don’t start letting [Russell Wilson] cook, it’s going to be time to start baking his farewell cake.”
If this report is true, then the look of the offense in the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons could be the style of offense fans get to enjoy for the duration of the season, which could completely alter the dynamics of the playoff race in the NFC. This makes the Week 2 matchup against the New England Patriots and defensive mastermind Bill Belichick even more intriguing.