Greg Olsen voices his thoughts on the Russell Wilson situation

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Amid all the drama and speculation about Russell Wilson’s future with the Seattle Seahawks (or possibly elsewhere), former Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen joined the Colin Cowherd podcast to express his own thoughts on the situation.

Olsen believes that Wilson is currently likely to stay in the Emerald City because he thinks the two sides will be able to move past their disagreements and work toward a mutually beneficial future.

“If you’re taking the odds today, he’s back in Seattle,” he said. “They fix the things that need to get better to push the organization forward.”

The retired tight end said that Wilson wants to spearhead the offense his own way rather than cling to coach Pete Carroll’s philosophy of having a high volume of running plays every week. While Wilson largely had free rein in the first six weeks of the 2020 season, the Seahawks offense became more aligned with Carroll’s conservative strategies in past seasons from then on.

“Are they willing to allow him to operate the Seattle Seahawks in that manner? I think that’s the crossroads they are at right now,” Olsen said. “After being there a year, I’m not exactly sure which path they take. Both guys know that they’re capable of being the all-time best; they just have a different philosophy of how it’s done.”

Wilson’s future in Seattle will depend on him and the organization working out their differences this offseason. Can they do so, or is the prospect of the two sides parting ways becoming more and more likely?

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