Something is going on behind the scenes between Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and head coach Pete Carroll and Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady knows all about it since he went through the same thing with the New England Patriots.
Since the 2020 NFL season ended, multiple reports have stated that Wilson isn’t happy in Seattle and doesn’t have the same relationship with Carroll when he first got drafted by the Seahawks. While Wilson has not demanded a trade, the dual-threat QB is believed to be upset with how Carroll runs things.
Tom Brady signed with the Buccaneers in 2020 after a decorated run with Bill Belichick on the Patriots. Despite winning six Super Bowls together, Brady and Belichick spent years dealing with frustrations behind the scenes, and it appears that’s the phase Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll are currently in.
Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll’s relationship is like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s
ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington believes Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll’s relationship is like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s. If Wilson and Carroll can’t patch things up, Wilson could follow in Brady’s footsteps and leave the Seahawks due to his deteriorating rapport with Carroll.
“The comparison that I would make here is to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick,” Darlington said. “And not just last year. The relationship last year between Belichick and Brady we thought needed to go through marriage counseling. That relationship was already dead. But they had spent years before that dealing with some frustrations. Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson are now, in my opinion, going through that phase of their relationship.”
Brady left the Patriots because he supposedly didn’t see eye-to-eye with Belichick anymore. Wilson, who has a no-trade clause in his contract, could request a trade from the Seahawks if he gets tired of playing for Carroll.
Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll have won one Super Bowl together. They could have captured two, but Tom Brady and Bill Belichick defeated Seattle in Super Bowl 49.
The Seahawks can appease Russell Wilson by bolstering their offensive line
Russell Wilson has been sacked 394 times since entering the NFL in 2012. The seven-time Pro Bowler is reportedly agitated over all the hits he’s taken.
The Seahawks can appease Wilson by bolstering their offensive line in the 2021 draft. Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Shane Waldron also need to call plays that don’t put Wilson in harm’s way.
Every franchise quarterback in the NFL wants control of the offense they are in. Tom Brady had full jurisdiction of the Buccaneers’ offense in 2020 and led the team to the Super Bowl.
Russell Wilson may play for the Seahawks in 2021, but it sounds like he could pull a Tom Brady in the future and plan his escape from Seattle.
The Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, and Bears are closely monitoring this situation
If Russell Wilson requests a trade from the Seahawks, he’ll only approve a trade to the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, and Chicago Bears. With that being said, the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, and Bears are closely monitoring this situation.
Wilson is better than the starting quarterbacks who play in Dallas, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Chicago. The four teams are praying that Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson can’t get on the same page, and Wilson departs from Seattle as Tom Brady did from New England.