The dual-threat gunslinger was reportedly livid at the organization for their inability to protect him and the fact that his input wasn't considered when it came to adjusting the offense. Also, he didn't do much to clear the air every time he had a chance to speak up:
“I’m not sure if I’m available or not. That’s a Seahawks question. I definitely believe they’ve gotten calls. Any time you’re a player that tries to produce every week and has done it consistently, I think people are gonna call for sure. I think that’s part of the process," the Super Bowl Winner said on The Dan Patrick Show several months ago.
Russell Wilson Says He Never Wanted To Be Traded
However, it seems like that's all water under the bridge now. Wilson reached out to Charean Williams of NBC Sports' ProFootballTalk to say that things were blown out of proportion and that he never wanted to be traded:
“I think first of all, you know obviously I love Seattle. I love playing here,” Wilson said. “I’ve had a great career here so far. I’ve always wanted to play here for my whole career, obviously. I think there were some unfortunate frustrations after the season. Obviously you want to win it all and do it all, and do everything you can. I think everybody on our team does. We all want to win it. I think, unfortunately, it got a little bit blown out of proportion. I think that my ultimate goal is to win."
“(...) In terms of the trade talks, I think anytime you play professional sports, there’s always a possibility of something happening, right? I think that’s just the reality. I think that there’s a lot of teams out there that people were saying that I was going to, or would go, that I requested a trade. I did not request a trade. I’ve always wanted to play here. The reality is I think calls were getting thrown around and this and that, and I mean that’s just a reality. But I think at the end of the day the real reality is I’m here and I’m here to win. I’m here to win at all," Wilson concluded.
Whether that's the truth or not is yet to be seen. Then again, it doesn't seem like any Russell Wilson trade got any traction thus far, so all signs point towards him staying put with the franchise he won a Super Bowl with, at least for another season.