Rumors of a Russell Wilson Chicago Bears trade have picked up momentum. Since he was selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been the face of the franchise, leading the team to two Super Bowls and one Super Bowl win.
Despite the success he has had with the team, Wilson expressed frustration about the amount of hits he has taken, while expressing a desire to be more involved in the team’s personnel decisions.
“Like any player, you never want to get hit,” Wilson told reporters via Zoom. “That’s the reality of playing this position; ask any quarterback who wants to play this game. But at the same time, it’s part of the job and everything else. I think that the reality is that I’ve definitely been hit. I’ve been sacked almost 400 times, so we’ve got to get better. I’ve got to find ways to get better too.”
Asked if he is frustrated with the Seahawks, Wilson said with a laugh: “I’m frustrated [about] getting hit too much. I’m frustrated with that part of it. At the end of the day, you want to win.”
Unofficial Russell Wilson Chicago Bears Trade News
According to reports, multiple teams have made inquiries about trading for the eight-time Pro Bowler, but the Seahawks have made it clear that they are not willing to trade Wilson.
Wilson has three years left on the four-year, $140 million extension he signed in April 2019. That contract includes a no-trade clause that Wilson would have to waive in order to be dealt.
Trading Wilson before June 1 would trigger $39 million in dead-money charges against Seattle’s 2021 salary cap.
Wilson’s 47 sacks in 2020 were the third most in the NFL, behind Carson Wentz (50) and Deshaun Watson (49).
“I think that sometimes you hold onto it a little bit just because you’re looking for that play and you find it, but also so many of those times it turns into touchdowns too,” he said. “But you never want to be sacked that many times. Four-hundred times basically is way too many — 400 too many. So I think that’s a big thing that we’ve got to fix. That’s got to be fixed and has to be at the end of the day, because my goal is to play 10 to 15 more years.”