Remember last year when Russell Wilson was linked with a potential trade to the NY Giants? At the time, countless Big Blue supporters were all for it, as Wilson was still considered one of the best quarterbacks in the game. It’s safe to say a lot has changed over the past year, with those same folks perfectly fine with Daniel Jones running the offense over Wilson.
Wilson was terrible last season in his debut campaign with the Denver Broncos, which no one expected. Seahawks fans loved seeing it, as the split between him and the organization was pretty darn ugly. As it turns out, things were worse than anyone could have guessed.
According to The Athletic, Wilson asked Seattle ownership to fire beloved head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider. Not too long after that, Wilson was traded. Oh my.
Russell Wilson asking the Seahawks to fire Pete Carroll and John Schneider is wild
Imagine a world where Wilson made his way to East Rutherford, had some early success with the Giants, and then things started to go south. Not only that, but his relationship with Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen became a headache for everyone involved, and then Wilson went to John Mara and asked both guys to be fired.
That’s exactly how things went down in Seattle. According to The Athletic, Wilson wanted both guys out of town and he had his eyes on Sean Payton, his new head coach with the Broncos. In the long run Wilson ended up getting his wish in being able to work with Payton, it’s just happening in a different city.
As you might have been able to guess, Seahawks fans are bashing Wilson left and right on social media thanks to this latest report. People in the 206 already hated Wilson because of all the drama he stirred up before leaving the NFC West side. When he returned to Lumen Field to open the season last fall, he was showered with boos.
Wilson has tried shooting down The Athletic’s report by saying that he never asked for Carroll and Schneider to be canned, but not many people in Washington are going to believe him. This is a bad look for No. 3. Thankfully, the Giants and Schoen have other things to worry about this offseason. Thank goodness this guy never donned a Big Blue jersey.