The NFL Off-season drama is on. With his lucrative nine-year NFL career, Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback, is one of the best in business. He also became the highest-paid player in the NFL two years ago. Recently he is in the headlines due to his comment in which he made complaints about the lack of protection on the field.
Russell Wilson is uncertain of his future in Seattle 👀 pic.twitter.com/dn1M1EFCNw
— PFF (@PFF) February 9, 2021
“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. But at the same time, it’s part of the job and everything else. I think that the reality is that I’ve definitely been hit. I’ve been sacked almost 400 times, so we’ve got to get better. I’ve got to find ways to get better too.” Russell said on the Dan Patrick Show.
Russell Wilson was sacked last season. Only two more The Quarter Backs- Eagles’ Carson Wentz (50) and the Texans’ Deshaun Watson (49) were ahead of him in 2020-21 NFL season.
“I’m frustrated [about] getting hit too much. I’m frustrated with that part of it. At the end of the day, you want to win.”
While setting a career-high in 2020 with 40 passing touchdowns, 32-year-old Wilson was quite impressive. He had more than 4 thousand passing yards and above 500 rushing yards.
Arguably he is one of the top five quarterbacks in the NFL right now and has signed a four-year extension contract worth $140 million with Seattle in 2019.
“I think that sometimes you hold onto it a little bit just because you’re looking for that play and you find it, but also so many of those times it turns into touchdowns too. But you never want to be sacked that many times. Four-hundred times basically is way too many — 400 too many. So I think that’s a big thing that we’ve got to fix. That’s got to be fixed and has to be at the end of the day, because my goal is to play 10 to 15 more years.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 11, 2021
Russell Wilson always finds a camera.
Dean Patrick, the host of the very show Seahawk’s quarterback, made this comment, pushed, and kept asking how the star feels. On video conference, he could get Wilson’s reaction. Further, he could also get the inside scoop about how the Seahawks management feels about the entire issue.
"A source told me that the #Seahawks management is not happy with Russell Wilson and his camp for taking this to the media"
"You wonder if they're going to be able to co-exist… the current situation is unsustainable. That's what I was told." pic.twitter.com/OOrP4oMM3Z
— Rob Staton (@robstaton) February 10, 2021
Fans and statistics tell a lot about Willsons playing style.
Russell Wilson has been sacked 100 more times than any other QB since he entered the league in 2012 (441) pic.twitter.com/oz08ftC30p
— PFF (@PFF) February 9, 2021
Seattle Seahawks star has a habit of extending plays. Further, Russ moves around to find passing lanes because of his height(5′ 11″) and thus inviting defensive pressure. Which becomes hard for a line to block.
The forthcoming season might be the end of Wilson in Seattle. It is not the first time his availability has been on the table. One more important aspect, Pete Carroll (head coach) will turn 70 this year and could contemplate retirement. So is Bobby Wagner (linebacker) playing in his last years. Clearly, the team might get rebuilt in the distant future. Subsequently, considering that, though he will not leave Seahawks soon, Wilson is unlikely to hang around for it.