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Russell Wilson Addresses Trade Rumors: NFL World Reacts

Russell Wilson on the field.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 02: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lumen Field on January 02, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Russell Wilson has heard the rumors about playing in Washington and wants no part in it.

Wilson addressed the rumors on NBC's TODAY Show and confirmed that he still loves playing in Seattle.

“I’m from Richmond, I know what you mean," Wilson said. "I got people hitting me up every day, all my friends and all that from the East Coast but Seattle’s the place I’m at right now and I love it."

Wilson has been the subject of numerous trade rumors during the offseason as Seattle decides what to do both in the short and long-term. That said, if the Seahawks were to trade Wilson, they'd basically be waiving the white flag at this era for contending is over. He was great when healthy last season and finished with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions off 3,113 yards through the air. Sure, Seattle was out of it after he came back from his finger injury, but he still showed that he's one of the best quarterbacks in football. The NFL world doesn't think he'll be going anywhere this offseason.

Trade talks can heat up at any time, but it's more likely than not that Wilson will be in Seattle next season.