Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson insists he loves Seattle and he never really requested a trade from the team. Earlier this offseason, it was reported that Wilson was unhappy with the Seahawks and that his agent provided list of teams where his client would like to play.
The Seahawks received trade offers for Wilson but they were adamant that there was no chance they would trade their star quarterback. The Seahawks started the last season with five wins but their playoff campaign was a short one as they lost in the wild-card round to the Los Angeles Rams.
“I think first of all, you know obviously I love Seattle. I love playing here,” Wilson said. “I’ve had a great career here so far. I’ve always wanted to play here for my whole career, obviously. I think there were some unfortunate frustrations after the season.
Obviously you want to win it all and do it all, and do everything you can. I think everybody on our team does. We all want to win it. I think, unfortunately, it got a little bit blown out of proportion. I think that my ultimate goal is to win.
You know I get paid to win . . . and we’ve done a lot of that over the years. The mission is to continue to do the same, but do a little bit more. I think the reality is that that’s the only thing I’m focused on is winning and doing whatever it takes to win.
That’s why I wake up every day and lace my cleats to train every day. That’s what my teammates are doing, too, and so that’s what I’m looking forward to."
Wilson acknowledges anything can happen
“In terms of the trade talks, I think anytime you play professional sports, there’s always a possibility of something happening, right? I think that’s just the reality.
I think that there’s a lot of teams out there that people were saying that I was going to, or would go, that I requested a trade. I did not request a trade. I’ve always wanted to play here. The reality is I think calls were getting thrown around and this and that, and I mean that’s just a reality.
But I think at the end of the day the real reality is I’m here and I’m here to win. I’m here to win at all," Wilson added.