Bobby Wagner: Russell Wilson offseason drama is “water under the bridge”

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Russell Wilson remains in Seattle despite expressing frustration with the organization this offseason. His agent even publicly provided a list of four teams — the Bears, Cowboys, Raiders and Saints — for whom Wilson would waive his no-trade clause.

Wilson said last month that he and the Seahawks were “on the same page,” calming down things for now.

On Friday, star linebacker Bobby Wagner said the offseason drama involving the quarterback was “overblown.”

“I think, honestly, it’s part of how the league works,” Wagner told Nate Davis of USA Today Sports. “If you lose and don’t go to the big game, they always try to figure out what went wrong, what happened, and so I think after Russell made a couple of those comments, I think it was an opportunity for a lot of people to run with it.

“I definitely feel like it was a little overblown, but it’s all water under the bridge now.”

But what if the team doesn’t have postseason success again this season? Since back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in 2013-14, the Seahawks are only 3-5 in the playoffs, failing to get beyond the divisional round.

Winning cures all. But another wild-card-round exit by the Seahawks could lead to more discontent from Wilson, and perhaps, his exit from Seattle.

8 responses to “Bobby Wagner: Russell Wilson offseason drama is “water under the bridge”

  1. It only takes a few losses before the bridge starts to go underwater.

  2. and of course the decline over the last few years has nothing to do with Russell’s ever escalating contract vs his first rookie 4 year contract. The NFL has a big problem with contracts right now and either they go the route of Baseball and just leave it to the “Dodgers and Yankees” (richest owners vs all the rest) to make all the players happy, or the salary cap will need to go up much higher.

  3. You only need one hand to count the NFL QB’s who are as good as Russell Wilson. Just because you’re not winning super bowls every year, doesn’t mean you can easily go out and find a better QB. If you’ve watched the simpleton offense the Seahawks have been using lately, you understand why Russell was upset. I’m shocked he didn’t speak up sooner.

  4. Wilson and Rodgers are part of the reason the NFL is losing fans! Over paid with a massive ego!

  5. Yogi said it best, “When you get to the fork in the road, take it.” The Seahawks and Russell Wilson are each, individually, coming to that proverbial ‘fork’ and by season’s end they will do just that.

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