Things even got as far as Wilson’s agent revealing four preferred trade destinations for his client. After a while though, the chatter died down and it became clear Wilson would remain in Seattle.
On Thursday, the eight-time Pro Bowler addressed reporters at minicamp, laying out his goal for the season: a second Super Bowl title.
“The real reality is that I’m here and I’m here to win. I’m here to win it all,” Wilson said.
"I'm here to win and I'm here to win it all."
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 10, 2021
With Wilson leading the way, the Seahawks have reached the playoffs five of the last six seasons. However, they have not advanced past the divisional round since making it it to Super Bowl XLIX seven years ago.
As long as Wilson is operating at a high level, Seattle has a chance to contend in the NFC in 2021. But, given how this offseason unfolded, it will be interesting to see what happens if the Seahawks underachieve.
Wilson still has two more years on his contract, but could want out if he feels his chances to win in Seattle are dwindling.