For the first time in his career, Russell Wilson is hearing rumors about his departure from the Seattle Seahawks.
Things have only gotten worse after reports surfaced that the organization is upset with him for going on record to state how disappointed he is with being hit so much behind a less than stellar offensive line. He also said he wanted more leeway when it came to personnel decisions.
NFL insider Mike Florio joined Shan & RJ to discuss all the latest NFL topics and he spoke on the possibility that Russell Wilson may be on his way out and possibly to the Dallas Cowboys.
“Throughout this period of time where I’ve been aware that things aren’t 100% great for Wilson and the Seahawks, the one team that keeps coming up when I’ve tried to gather information about where he could go or where he’d like to go, the Cowboys are the one team that’s been mentioned more than any other,” Florio said Friday on 105.3 The Fan.
He added: “I suspect that Russell has an eye on Dallas.”
Earlier this week, the Cowboys were given the second-highest odds (+600) of striking a blockbuster trade of Wilson. The Las Vegas Raiders (+300) are considered the odds-on favorite to acquire Wilson from Seattle.
In 2020, Wilson was sacked 47 times, the third-highest mark in the NFL behind Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson.
“The reality is that I think it’s frustrating being there and watching the game and sitting there. Part of it, like any player, you never want to get hit, that’s the reality of playing this position, ask any quarterback who wants to play this game. At the same time, it’s part of the job,” he said, via NFL.com.
“I’ve definitely been hit — I’ve been sacked almost 400 times. We got to get better. I got to find ways to get better, too. Just continue to try and find that. As we continue to go along the process and I think about my career and what I want to be able to do, it always starts up front, offensively and defensively. It always does. I’m grateful for the time I’ve been able to put in every day to the process. I love this game. I came to play this game to win championships.
“I’m frustrated with getting hit too much.”