As for ESPN’s Adam Schefter report that Wilson’s agent gave him a list of four teams to which Wilson, who has a no-trade clause, would agree to a trade, Wilson said that while he didn’t not wished to be traded, this listing was in response to teams issuing probes on a potential trade.
“There was a whole thing that said I asked for a trade, and that’s just not true,” Wilson said. “I didn’t ask for a swap. I think it all started from there, and then obviously tons of teams called, and the reality was I didn’t want to go anywhere else, I wanted to playing in Seattle, but if I had to go anywhere, these are the teams I would consider. “
Throughout the offseason, Wilson, Carroll and pretty much everyone else involved has remained silent on the matter, but Wilson said, just as Carroll did last month, that the two were in frequent contact. and that their relationship was stronger than ever.
“I had a great conversation with Coach Carroll, I also had a great conversation with John (Schneider),” Wilson said. “Coach Carroll and I have spent a lot of one-on-one time together, and we’re on the same page. We’re here to do what we’re supposed to do, and it’s to win it all. . I’m “I’m excited, I’m excited about who we have, guys that we have, I’m excited about where we are. Coach Carroll and my relationship couldn’t be stronger. My goal is to win. Winning is everything for me. “
Wilson also said things were going well between him and his offensive linemen, something which became a topic of conversation after making comments early this offseason that he was frustrated at being so affected, a statement which some have seen as a criticism of his offensive line.
“Not at all about the offensive line,” he said. “I also mentioned that I can do better too. We all try to find ways to win, we all try to find ways to be better. Duane Brown is one of my closest friends, this guy is everything to me. I think about D-Lew (Damien Lewis) and what a player he was last year, he is entering his sophomore year. I think about a guy like (Ethan) Pocic, who was great at the before, and how smart he was. I’m excited about Gabe Jackson, he’s been amazing in Zoom calls, he’s been amazing in his approach. How tough he is – I’ve watched a lot of movies of him – how good he was. So obviously (Brandon) Shell over there on the right tackle. And we have a lot of other guys who can play too… I love my teammates. “
Ultimately, Wilson predicts this odd offseason will only be a footnote in his illustrious career, as he knows that while the Seahawks have a great 2021 season, which happened in February and March n won’t matter.
“Do you know what heals all things?” he said to a question about everything that happened during the offseason. “Winner.”
And looking to the future, one he hopes will include many wins, Wilson sees himself playing for the Seahawks for a long, long time.
“I love this city, I love this place, I love everything,” he said. “… For me, personally, I hope to play my entire career here. This is my mission, this is my goal.”