Tyrann Mathieu Claims To Have Inside Info On What Team Russell Wilson Wants To Play For (TWEET)
Could Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson truly be making his way out of Seattle?
It’s an idea that’s been batted around quite a bit this offseason and Tyrann Mathieu thinks he has the scoop on the situation.
The Kansas City Chiefs safety took to Twitter recently and claims the current Seahawks QB wants to take his talents to New York.
“Russ wants New York,” Mathieu wrote. “But you ain’t heard that from T.”
However, Wilson seemed to pump the brakes on that speculation in mid-March:
“The reality is a lot of guys move, but for me, I love Seattle,” Wilson said via the New York Post. “I won a Super Bowl there, been to two, won a lot of playoff games. I love being there. As far as trades or being moved, you can never be surprised. I have a clear mindset of how much I love Seattle.
“We love New York, but Seattle is home for us.”
The again, what else could he say as a player under contract with another team. Gotta keep those true feelings inside.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider completely dismissed the rumors:
“I don’t have any other reason to believe that other than, like, website rumors and stuff like that,” Schneider told reporters. “We’ve been in communication with his agent, Mark (Rodgers). I’m sure we’ll continue to talk. There are some guys that are unrestricted free agents right now, so we try to work through that process.”
It would take a lot for the Giants to acquire Wilson this year and damn near impossible next season since the Seahawks can slap the franchise tag on Wilson.
Wilson threw for 3,448 yards with 35 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season.