K.J. Wright: Russell Wilson isn’t going anywhere

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At this point, Russell Wilson hasn’t requested a trade. But we do know the four destinations for which Wilson would waive his no-trade clause.

The news that Wilson would be willing to head to New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, or Dallas has created some ripple effects across the NFL. But count Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright as someone who doesn’t believe Wilson will be moved.

“I was kind of caught off guard myself. But looking back at it, Russ isn’t going anywhere,” Wright said Friday on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. “As long as I’m going to be in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback. He means too much to us. He means way too much to this organization. He means way too much to the city. Usually people want to come to Seattle, not leave Seattle. And so I’m sure that he and the organization will get things figured out. He’s somebody that I admire and love playing with. So I expect Russ to be a Seahawk for a very long time.”

But the thing about what Wright said there is he may not actually be a Seahawk for much longer.

Wright is slated to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 10-year career next month, and said during the same Friday interview that he should receive a “hometown hookup” rather than a “hometown discount” to continue playing for Seattle.

Still, Wright noted earlier this week he’s just as interested in winning as he is in getting paid.

Time will tell if both Wright and Wilson will remain in the Pacific Northwest or are headed elsewhere this offseason.

36 responses to “K.J. Wright: Russell Wilson isn’t going anywhere

  1. With Watson and Wilson, I’m beginning to get the feeling that the pundits have a lot in common with Chicken Little.

  2. Russ needs clicks. Maybe his wife is working on an album? Wright is average at best. Gonna be a rude awakening when cut. Maybe KJ is applying for some GM positions with DeShaun.

  3. “Usually people want to come to Seattle, not leave Seattle.”

    ha – right – Portland is the same right?

  4. Usually people want to come to Seattle, not leave Seattle
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    Thats changing, in a big hurry.

  5. Wilson has all the leverage here. Without him, the Seahawks will be 4th in the division given how great the NFC West is. The Seahawks haven’t had a great defense, or great anything since 2015.

    People will blame his contract, but that is lazy analysis. Research the cap hits for QBs in the last 6 years and you’ll see QBs like Aaron Rodgers, whose teams found a way to draft or pay O-lineman. Seattle would rather spend all of their money on an overpriced safety.

    And the narrative that Wilson holds the ball too long? Josh Allen actually held the ball the longest last year. He was sacked 26 times. Mahomes, Rodgers according to Next Gen Stats hold the ball about as long as Wilson. No excuses, the Seahawks have drafted poorly, built poorly, and Wilson has a right to demand the respect other top QBs have received.

  6. Russell isn’t going anywhere, and Russell only is sending a message to the front office in Seattle that he needs to be a part of the loop. If not, in 2022 he will actually go Watson and demand a trade.

  7. KJ & Russell both need to understand the Basic Economic problem, Unlimited wants and limited resources. NFL Football is a team game with a Salary Cap. Everyone is not going to make as much as they want. If some do, it puts further limits the quality of the other starters and special teams players. Tom Brady didn’t win all those Championships with New England because he was the highest paid player in the league. Brady took less money so the team could surround him with other good players. During his time in the league, Brady could have easily demanded to be the highest paid player. He didn’t, the Patriots could then pay/attract/ retain 52 other players to compliment his play. Brady didn’t work for free, he collected $ 235 Million in his career with the Patriots. he just didn’t feel the need to get every last dime every year.

  8. I guess I’m pretty jaded about the situations all these guys create for themselves. Both Wilson and Watson have already earned more money than they can possibly spend. They both have contracts they are morally obligated to fulfill until the contract is up and they become free agents. Their only options other than meeting the contract specifics are to retire or refuse to play. That’s a lot of money to give up because they’re “unhappy” in their current job.

    I liked both these guys but their petulance and foot stomping just highlights how pampered and spoiled they really are. The pandemic has cost hundreds of thousand jobs and a lot of people can’t put food on the table for their families and Wilson and Watson are bellyaching while standing in line to deposit their enormous paychecks.

  9. Derek Carr is not going nowhere. Unlike every other QB contract, his cap is only 22m this year and goes DOWN to 19m next year.

  10. The news this offseason shows what agents and players are finding as a good strategy; use the media as leverage to put yourself in your most desired position.

  11. During his time in the league, Brady could have easily demanded to be the highest paid player.
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    2010 is calling.

    You need a refresher course.

  12. My apologies to other posters for the difficulty reading my posts (if anyone actually reads them.) They seem to run on because this page will not recognize “carriage” returns causing the posts to just be one continuous paragraph. Next time I’ll use a different browser and see if that eliminates the problem.

  13. People will blame his contract, but that is lazy analysis. Research the cap hits for QBs in the last 6 years and you’ll see QBs like Aaron Rodgers, whose teams found a way to draft or pay O-lineman.
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    The wanna be cap experts are just hilarious.

    There isn’t a SINGLE team, since the cap was instituted, that drew a hard line and said ‘NO we’re paying a franchise QB’.

    Teh COMPLETE opposite has happened. Absolute, polar opposite.

    Not only do they fall all over themselves to pay Rodgers, Russ, Mahomes.. Manning, Favre, Aikman… Guys like Kirk Cousins, Neil O’Donnell, Elvis Grbac, are paid truckloads money. In the desperate hope, beyond rational belief, that is the guy to turn a franchise around.

    The diatribe about paying QBs MUST stop. This is NOT going to change. EVER.

    Is it smart? Is it right? It DOES NOT MATTER. It is the reality the NFL lives in.

  14. I doubt Wilson gets traded but Wright basically said nothing here. “As long as I’m going to be in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback.” Riiiiiiight.

  15. If it’s not this year, it will be after next season. Either way, it’s time to move on from Wilson.

  16. KJ is spot on. Russ isn’t going anywhere, regardless of whether KJ re-signs. But frankly I fully expect KJ to re-sign. He had one of his best years this past season and he will be fairly rewarded. He’s always been a straight shooter. He’s always negotiated fairly and with dignity and the team has done the same with him. I see no reason to believe that will change. The toughest part is going to be the smaller cap. That would be the biggest obstacle imo.

    The Seahawks know what they have with KJ. They have arguably the most underrated LB in the game. When you play next to a future HOFer in Bobby Wagner you’re bound to be overlooked a bit. But with KJ back in his best position this team arguably has the best starting LB groups in the league.

  17. KJ along with all the other free agents and all the soon to be cut vets as teams get some cap space will find this is a buyers market. KJ will hope to find someone willing to pay a little more than league minimum and no guaranteed money as many vets will be desperate to get money so they don’t go bankrupt quite yet.

    Trade Russ to Vegas for Carr, two ones, a 2 and 2 4s. Ciara then can get a residency at a casino for a few hundred million a year.

  18. Says the guy who won’t offer a hometown discount and wants the hometown hookup. KJ won’t even be in Seattle next year.

  19. No KJ you’re the one leaving and besides mind your business everyone knows don’t talk about your teamates business!

  20. KJ will hope to find someone willing to pay a little more than league minimum and no guaranteed money as many vets will be desperate to get money so they don’t go bankrupt quite yet.
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    I think he will have solid market.

    One of the anchors on a Super Bowl team, ROCK solid contributor, still playing really good football.

    He’d look great in teh middle of hte Packers defense, I’ll tell you that!

  21. “As long as I’m going to be in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback.”

    Well, KJ will be leaving on March 17 for greener pastures, so I guess his fake GM hat goes with him. Seattle’s a mess with few draft picks, the cap, has a slew of free agents and there’s no way KJ is staying there.

  22. Tell that to the media KJ, but they won’t like it, they deal in conjecture like the kids Dad in a Christmas Story deals with profanity. A real master.

  23. Glad KJ thinks Russ is coming back, obviously I hope he does but I hope that he himself stays as well, forms part of the best LB tandem in the game, and had a career year, wouldn’t seem right seeing #50 in another uni.

  24. All a moot point. Where money talks, players go. No all of them but these two will. Lots of words said that can be taken both ways for stay or go but all it of it is posturing to see what kind of cash they can drum up. If the dollar asks, they will follow.

  25. So Wilson was texting at the Super Bowl how mad he was not to be playing on the field in Tampa. He understands that to play in Tampa the Seahawks would have had to beat Brady and the Bucs Defense beforehand?

  26. “Usually people want to come to Seattle, not leave Seattle“

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    I remember telling the family “Hey, we’re going on vacation to Seattle!”

    Said nobody ever.

  27. “Derek Carr is not going nowhere. Unlike every other QB contract, his cap is only 22m this year and goes DOWN to 19m next year.”
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    Not going nowhere? Where is he going then?

  28. Is this the same KJ Wright who I just saw on NFL Network selling himself as a free agent? Mmmmmk

  29. Here is the problem. Lynch ain’t walking through those doors. Avril ain’t walking through those doors. The Seahawks are Russell Wilson. Not Pete Carroll and his garbage game day coaching.

  30. In that Super Bowl,the Seahawks lost their nickel back on that int return, their whole secondary was playing with injuries, and Tom Brady only found life once Avril went out with a concussion early 3rd quarter. Pete Carroll never thought it would come down to a last minute decision.

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