By: The Athletic
Before the Seahawks traded Russell Wilson to the Broncos, the quarterback requested the team fire coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, league sources told The Athletic. On Friday, Wilson denied the report in a tweet, saying “I never wanted (Carroll or Schneider) fired.” Here’s what you need to know:
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.— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 24, 2023
l’ll always have respect for them and love for Seattle.
- Wilson was convinced that Carroll and Schneider were inhibiting his quest to win additional Super Bowls and individual awards, according to league sources who spoke to The Athletic on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the details.
- The quarterback had a preferred replacement in mind: Sean Payton, who had recently stepped down from the New Orleans Saints.
- Wilson placed his request to fire the coach and GM in February 2022. Within days of his call, top team officials met and decided to pursue trading the nine-time Pro Bowler, per sources.
- Payton and Wilson are now united in Denver after the Broncos hired the coach this offseason.
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