Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright has nothing but a great respect and love for the team's starting quarterback Russell Wilson. After starting the season 5-0, the Seahawks struggled to keep up their early-season form and win the Super Bowl.
After the season ended, it was rumored that Wilson wasn't happy with how some things were managed by the organization. This week, Wilson's agent notified the Seahawks that the quarterback still wants to play for Seattle but mentioned four teams where Wilson would love to be traded if the Seahawks decided to make a trade.
"I was kind of caught off guard myself. But looking back at it, Russ isn’t going anywhere,” Wright said Friday on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. “As long as I’m going to be in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback.
He means too much to us. He means way too much to this organization. He means way too much to the city. Usually people want to come to Seattle, not leave Seattle. And so I’m sure that he and the organization will get things figured out.
He’s somebody that I admire and love playing with. So I expect Russ to be a Seahawk for a very long time”.
Wright not taking a discount on his new deal
Wright, who is a free agent this offseason, has said he would love to stay with the Seahawks but has also underlined that he won't be taking a discount on his new deal.
"I do way too much on the football field to take a discount," said Wright, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. "It makes absolutely no sense. If you want to win all these championships and look good on Sundays, you've got to compensate your guys that are making plays.
... I have a family and I'm trying to set up long, long-term success for my family." Wagner, who was taken in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft, admitted it would be special to spend his entire career with one team.
"That would just be a beautiful story, if I could just ride it all out with the Seahawks," Wright said. "That's some legendary-type stuff. And like I said before I left, I believe it would be a great investment for Seattle to keep me because as you've seen, since I've been here, we've been nothing but awesome -- always making it to the playoffs, winning our division, so they know how much I want to be here.
But at the end of the day, I get it. [Because of the salary cap], they've got to clear some space to make things happen, so they've got to get busy."