Seahawks QB Russell Wilson speaks out, expressing his frustrations

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Liz Mathews
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has certainly been outspoken over the last few days, first speaking out on “The Dan Patrick Show” and then to reporters Tuesday morning via Zoom regarding the current state of his affairs.

“The reality is that I think it’s frustrating being there and watching the game and sitting there,” Wilson said during an interview that was supposed to be focused on his winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

“Part of it, like any player, you never want to get hit, that’s the reality of playing this position, ask any quarterback who wants to play this game,” Wilson acknowledged. “At the same time, it’s part of the job.”

Wilson took his fair share of hits throughout the 2020 season, sacked 47 times for a loss of 301 yards. Only two quarterbacks in the NFL suffered more sacks than Wilson last year.

“I’ve definitely been hit – I’ve been sacked almost 400 times (over his career),” Wilson continued. “We got to get better. I got to find ways to get better, too. Just continue to try and find that. As we continue to go along the process and I think about my career and what I want to be able to do, it always starts up front, offensively and defensively. It always does. I’m grateful for the time I’ve been able to put in every day to the process.

“I love this game. I came to play this game to win championships.”

Perhaps Wilson is just airing his grievances after watching a Super Bowl he wasn’t a part of. Perhaps he’s reacting to the QB carousel going on around the league. But perhaps . . . Seattle should listen to its franchise quarterback and do more to keep him upright next season.

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