Seahawks Historic Blemish Against Packers Should Expedite Russell Wilson’s Inevitable Departure From Seattle
Will Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks make a late-season push to claim a spot in the NFC playoff picture?
This question is a massive one for Seahawks fans, especially with the weirdness of the NFC and the San Francisco 49ers’ upset against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night.
When Wilson was activated from Injured Reserve, hope returned to a gloomy Seattle fan base. However, the Seahawks’ latest performance against the Green Bay Packers was a frustrating result and could very well end up being the straw that broke the camel’s back in the Wilson saga.
Seahawks shut out against the Packers for the first time in the Russell Wilson era
Surprisingly enough, the loss against the Packers is the first time the Seahawks dropped a zero since Wilson became the starting quarterback.
That is almost hard to believe. After all, it has been 150 starts, nearly ten seasons, and a Super Bowl title with Wilson running the show. But the Seahawks have never been shut out — until Week 10, that is.
That is an impressive e record nonetheless, but an untimely moment for this to occur. After Wilson went on IR due to having surgery, Geno Smith took over as the signal-caller.
During Wilson’s absence, the Seahawks managed just one victory — against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars, at that. It wasn’t pretty, and the addition of Wilson appeared to be exactly what the Seahawks needed.
Sadly, it wasn’t. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers blanked the Seahawks offense, and frustration boiled over to the point of DK Metcalf’s viral temper tantrum.
Russell Wilson’s time in Seattle is nearing its inevitable conclusion after another ugly chapter
All offseason long, questions swirled about Wilson’s commitment to the Seahawks. Rumors came up about him demanding a trade, only for those to be shot down when the Wisconsin product returned to action and insisted his desire to remain in Seattle.
But Wilson wasn’t happy during the offseason. Now, with the Seahawks at 3-7 and last place in the NFC West, he must be even more frustrated.
Does Wilson get sent away in the offseason?
Do the Seahawks make the inevitable decision to trade him away and rebuild?
These questions are going to last for some time. However, the Seahawks disaster of a season could very well be the final one in Wilson’s illustrious career with the organization.
A shut out is never good, especially when Wilson has never experienced such phenomena since joining the Seahawks. Now, they face an uphill battle and the challenging task of climbing back into playoff contention.
The departure of the franchise quarterback would send Pete Carroll’s team into a rebuild
At this point, nobody knows what the future holds for Wilson and the Seahawks. But, the likelihood of him leaving is a strong one, especially if they finish at the bottom of the division. He wants to win, and teams have quietly been making preparations to make a run at the seven-time Pro Bowler.
Again, nobody knows what will happen. But, the team is struggling all around. This doesn’t help Wilson’s chances of remaining in the Pacific Northwest.
This offseason is going to get busy with rumors galore and quarterback situations across the league remaining fluid. Case and point, if the Seahawks don’t turn things around immediately, this could be the end of Wilson’s time running the offense in Seattle.
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