The NFL offseason hasn’t even entered its second full day since the Kansas City Chiefs were destroyed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, but Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is not going quietly into the
night offseason. Monday evening reports emerged that Wilson and his team had grown weary of the Seahawks’ inability to protect him during his career, and in an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday Wilson confirmed that is a matter about which he has significant concerns going forward.
Russell Wilson:— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) February 9, 2021
"I'm frustrated with getting hit too much."
However, Wilson’s frustrations apparently don’t just end there, as Tuesday he also voiced a desire to be involved in the personnel decisions the Hawks make going forward.
Russell Wilson reiterated that he wants to be further integrated into the #Seahawks personnel decisions. He mentioned Tom Brady as precedent for QBs having that sort of voice.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) February 9, 2021
So, for those worried that maybe Russ has overstepped his boundaries recently in wanting to have some say in the offense and in the offensive coordinator over the past year or so, this appears to eliminate all doubt as to how involved Wilson wants to be in the decision making process going forward. For those who wish to watch the clip, they may do so here.
"I think that dialogue should happen more often in my opinion." Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) on if he wants to be involved in personnel decisions with the #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/pBkYNrqN18— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) February 9, 2021
So, in short, the offseason is just getting started, and it’s getting started on a very interesting step.