Russell Wilson Reveals Who Seahawks Need To Sign
Russell Wilson revealed who the Seahawks need to sign this offseason.
During a recent interview, Wilson opened up about Seattle’s needs.
The team had a very successful 2019 campaign, but fell short of reaching the NFL Championship Game after a disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Wilson was spectacular from start to finish this season. However, it was apparent from the jump that he was simply not surrounded by enough talent.
The veteran quarterback realizes that, too.
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“I think we need a couple more [players],” Wilson admitted.
“I think we need a couple more. [Defensive end] Jadeveon [Clowney] is a big-time guy that we would love to get back on our football team. He was so good in the locker room. He brought so many just havoc plays to the field.
“Hopefully, we can get a few other players there on the defense. Then also on offense, we have a great offense, but I think we can always add more pieces,” he continued.
“I think that’s going to be the part that’s going to be great with [General Manager] John Schneider and [coach] Pete [Carroll], as well, in terms of this offseason’s free agency.
“Free agency is very, very key to getting those superstars on your team and try to get great players that can fill the space.”
It will be interesting to see what Seattle can ultimately swing during the offseason.
When the Seahawks went on their big Super Bowl run, they benefited from the fact that Wilson was still on a small deal. That allowed the organization to surround him with a ton of talent.
Now, Wilson commands more than $30 million annually. While he more than deserves that cash, it is also takes up nearly 15 percent of the team’s cap space.
The next closest is Bobby Wagner, whose $14.7 million annual salary takes up 7 percent of the cap.
Seattle clearly needs to surround Wilson with more talent. Does the organization ultimately have the means to do that, though? Time will tell.