Of course, that number could easily be two had it not been for the bizarre play calling of Pete Carroll the following year in Super Bowl 49.
There’s been a ton of talk that says Russell Wilson has been “unhappy” with the Seahawks. Things truly haven’t been right since Super Bowl 49 for Seattle.
Former SEA WR Chris Matthews spoke on BB3 about the pass on the 2 yard line. The franchise has a whole never recovered. pic.twitter.com/3gOpnHtzwn
— The Spike King 👑 (@SpikeKing76) February 9, 2021
Some say that ever since that Super Bowl loss, Wilson has been unhappy with Seattle.
Only he knows if his feelings have spanned that length of time, but Wilson certainly made it clear at the beginning of the 2021 offseason that he wasn’t feeling good about things.
— PFF (@PFF) February 11, 2021
With all of this as the background leading up to the 2021 season, can the Seahawks and Russell Wilson win another Super Bowl together?
The answer is yes, and here are the reasons why.
Seahawks Hire New OC
While they did field trade requests from other teams, it was never deemed as something that would seriously happen.
Wilson did not like that Seattle fired its offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
At the time, he said:
“I think he’s going to be a head coach…Unfortunately for us, in Coach’s eyes, see if we can make a change…the bottom line is, we were the best offense in football. It hurts.”
However, the new offensive coordinator coming from the Los Angeles Rams is Shane Waldron.
Waldron’s scheme is expected to benefit Wilson with play-action passes and plays to get the ball out of his hands quicker to eliminate sacks.
This is all positive news for Wilson.
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) May 27, 2021
Free Agent Signings Excited Wilson
Wilson took to social media to express his excitement over two free agent signings this offseason.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 24, 2021
Seahawks Were Already Knocking On The Door
Making Wilson happy and improving the team in the offseason are critical steps in the Seahawks quest to win another Super Bowl.
Last season, the team finished 12-4, winning the NFC West division.
Wilson is 32 years old and wants to win another one.
A major overhaul is not needed; tweaks are necessary, which is what Seattle did in the offseason.
They also treated their quarterback’s concerns seriously and respectfully which goes a long way to helping him get his heart, head, and body ready for the 2021 season.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler provided a little behind-the-scenes insight on how all of this transpired behind the scenes.
On the May 23, 2021 episode of SportsCenter, Fowler said:
“It started in free agency. I was told Russell Wilson was very happy with the moves Seattle made to get guard Gabe Jackson, tight end Gerald Everett, they got a wide receiver in the draft. I’m told, behind the scenes, Pete Carroll heard Russell Wilson and understood his frustrations. So, they tried to keep an open line of communication with him over the last few months. They didn’t necessarily have that heart-to-heart, long sitdown, but it was steady contact over those last few weeks to figure out how it can get better.”
With all of the pieces in place, Wilson and the Seahawks can win another Super Bowl.