The Seattle Seahawks will end their season with a highway recreation in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals and head coach Pete Carroll is not frightened about rumors that it might be Russell Wilson’s final recreation with the staff.
“The sort of conversations we have now behind the scenes will not be in step with the rumors,” Carroll said during a press conference Monday. “Under no circumstances. We have been collectively and linked all through this entire season and that is why it is simple to dismiss these [rumors] at the moment.”
Carroll’s reply got here a couple of hours after he said on a radio show Monday that the rumors about Wilson’s impending departure had been due to an “agenda any person has on the market to attempt to create and stir stuff up.”
Amongst these rumors was a report in June that Wilson was “straight-up pissed off” that his title was floated in commerce chatter. That report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler steered that issues “might get very ugly as soon as once more” if the Seahawks did not contend for a Tremendous Bowl in 2021.
Wilson, 33, hasn’t publicly steered that he desires out of Seattle, though he has left open the likelihood that his time with the staff might attain its conclusion quickly. Final week, he instructed reporters that he hoped a Week 17 recreation in opposition to the Detroit Lions wouldn’t be his last in Seattle.
In February 2021, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Wilson hopes to stick with the Seahawks, but when a commerce got here to fruition, he’d settle for a deal to play for the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, or Chicago Bears.
Wilson missed taking part in time for the primary time in his profession when a finger harm saved him out for 3 video games in 2021. Whereas he struggled instantly after his return, Wilson settled in and has thrown 12 touchdowns and two interceptions in his final six begins.