But this year, his play has declined sharply. The most iconic player in franchise history could be on his way out as a result.
But Wilson isn't ready to close the door on his relationship with the organization quite yet. When asked Thursday what the future holds for Wilson, he remained committed to winning with the Seahawks in 2022 and beyond.
Russell Wilson makes a firm statement in wanting to play with the Seahawks in the future
Russell Wilson is aware of rumors around the NFL that he could request a trade. The 33-year-old quarterback spoke to the media confidently and reassured the Seahawks faithful that he didn't want to play anywhere else.
“My goal is to win more Super Bowls, and my plan is to win them here. It’s that simple. There’s nothing really else other than that.”
That appears to be a firm statement by Wilson, who has two years left on his contract. The Seahawks came into the season with lofty expectations, but they fell short in every area of the game.
Despite a down season that included a 6-10 record, Wilson stated he never had plans to leave Seattle. He added,
“We’ve always thought I would be here. That’s been always my goal — to win multiple Super Bowls, and my plan is to be here and do that. You take every day and you just enjoy the moment.”
Wilson likely reassured some fans with his statement. But until we see the consequences of their disappointing season, there will be more questions than answers.
As talent-poor as the Seahawks roster is, Wilson is responsible for a lot of the Seahawks' struggles this year.
Russell Wilson suffered a hand injury in Week 5, severely dampening his play for the rest of the season. He's averaging just 221 passing yards per game this year.
Since 2015, he's had just one season with a yardage average lower than that.
Russell Wilson leaving is in the cards. But firing head coach Pete Carroll is just as likely a scenario as Wilson leaving.
Carroll is 70 years old and hasn't made it to the Super Bowl since 2013.
For now, all we can do is speculate as Wilson has one last game to play this season against the Arizona Cardinals. One thing's for sure, and that is Wilson's offseason decision could cause a domino effect across the NFL.