After all, he did threaten to cancel his no-trade clause if the team did not address their offensive line woes.
However, he stayed for one more season but had little success.
The Seahawks were the only NFC West team that did not make the playoffs and Wilson missed some games due to surgery on his dislocated finger.
But the team gained steam by the end of their campaign, injecting some positivity into 2022.
Still, head coach Pete Carroll has made it clear that Wilson will remain their quarterback for at least next season, as shared by SI.com’s Corbin K. Smith.
Pete Carroll says John Schneider fields calls on Russell Wilson and has same response every time.
"We're not shopping the quarterback."
— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) March 2, 2022
Smith said, “Pete Carroll says John Schneider fields calls on Russell Wilson and has the same response every time. ‘We’re not shopping the quarterback.'”
That’s a definitive statement considering the number of teams that might be interested to have the veteran play-caller.
Franchises like the Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all been associated with the one-time Super Bowl champion.
Despite the rumors, the Seahawks will stick with Wilson for several reasons.
Why Have Another Run With Wilson?
Compared to other top quarterbacks, Wilson’s contract is cost-friendly.
His cap hit for the next two seasons will only be $37 million and $40 million.
That’s a bargain considering that Patrick Mahomes will receive an average of $45 million annually for his ten-year extension.
There’s also a possibility that Aaron Rodgers will sign a short-term deal with the Packers worth $50 million a year.
Likewise, Wilson gained steam during their last few games in 2021.
When he’s healthy, he’s still a menace for defenses because of his mobility.
Finally, it would be difficult to compete with the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Arizona Cardinals without a steady quarterback.
Therefore, retaining Wilson will be the best decision the Seahawks could make for now.