Russell Wilson’s trade to the Denver Broncos has been one of the big talking points in the last week. The Seattle Seahawks traded Russell Wilson along with a fourth round pick and in return received two first round picks, two second round picks, a fifth round pick, QB Drew Lock, DL Shelby Harris and TE Noah Fant.
However much of the debate has been around whether Russell Wilson himself wanted this move or was it a mutual decision between him and the Seattle Seahawks.
Russell Wilson says the Seahawks saying he ‘pushed’ for the move is misleading
Russell Wilson in conversation with James Palmer has opened up and said that while he was in favour of the move, the decision was a mutual one. Wilson emphasised that him alone wanting this move was ‘misleading’ by the Seahawks.
“I didn’t initiate it. It was mutual,” said Wilson. While the Seahawks have stood by their stance that Russell Wilson was the one initiated this trade move, the quarterback has revealed his side of the story.
And you can understand why Russell Wilson would say so given much of the Seahawks management have indicated that Wilson was the one leaning for the move.
“While Russell made it clear he wanted this change, he made Seattle proud and we are grateful for his decade of leadership on and off the field. We look forward to welcoming our new players and to everyone being fully engaged while working our hardest to win every single day. I trust our leadership to take us into the future, and know we all wish Russell the very best,” said owner Jody Allen.
“When it became evident that Russell was interested in playing elsewhere, we used that opportunity to explore the market, allowing us to acquire three quality players, tremendous draft capital, and create salary cap flexibility. We have a clear vision about the direction of this team, and this is an exciting time for our organization,” said general manager John Schneider.