A report came out that Russell Wilson wanted Pete Carroll fired
A report came out last week that shocked the NFL world about an alleged demand by former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson reportedly demanded the Seahawks fire head coach Pete Carroll. That never came to fruition, as the Seahawks traded Wilson to the Denver Broncos last offseason. Carroll gave his response to the report on Tuesday,
Wilson denied the claim in the report that he ever wanted Carroll or general manager John Schneider to be fired.
“I love Pete and he was a father figure to me and John believed in me and drafted me as well. I never wanted them fired. All any of us wanted was to win. l’ll always have respect for them and love for Seattle.”
I love Pete and he was a father figure to me and John believed in me and drafted me as well. I never wanted them fired. All any of us wanted was to win.
l’ll always have respect for them and love for Seattle.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 24, 2023
Carroll responds to the report
Carroll gave his response to the report. According to Michael Shawn Dugar with The Athletic, the same publication that initially published the explosive report, Carroll responded to a question at the NFL Combine on the report that Wilson wanted him and his boss fired. Carroll appeared to offer an olive branch to his former quarterback:
“I’m always going to hang with them, and I’m never going to leave them. I’m going to be there at the end of all of the good stuff, all of the bad stuff,” Carroll said Tuesday when asked at the NFL combine about The Athletic’s report on Wilson requesting to have Carroll fired.
“It doesn’t matter who the guy is. … Regardless of what has happened or taken place or the things that have been said at all, if you hang with them, it all comes back around. I like to demonstrate that faith in the relationship and the depth of what we did together and hang through what growth challenges bring to us along the way.”
This report might sour the relationship; after all, the two are opponents currently. Wilson is with the Broncos and new head coach Sean Payton. Carroll made it to the playoffs with quarterback Geno Smith. But when the two eventually hang up their NFL career, they will have the fond memory of winning a Super Bowl together. Hopefully, that will overpower Carroll’s decision that led to Wilson’s interception that cost them another one.
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