Years after QB’s Seahawks exit, NFL HOF weighs in on Russell Wilson’s move

Leaving behind a stellar career with the Seattle Seahawk, Russell Wilson’s first season for the Denver Broncos was underwhelming at best. With a 5-12 record, the Broncos finished last in the AFC West, despite having a star quarterback in charge.

Russell’s destructive season did not go unnoticed by Hall-of-Fame quarterback Brett Favre. The former NFL great didn’t hold back while speaking out against the former Seahawks player who still holds the record for the most victories by a quarterback in the NFL after nine seasons in Seattle.

Brett Favre weighs in on Russell Wilson’s Seahawks departure

Wilson’s failed season made him a regular topic of many talk shows. On his appearance in Jason Whitlock’s “Fearless” over the weekend, the former Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Brett Favre brought up the former Seahawks QB’s transfer issues. 

The nine-time Pro Bowler left the Seahawks after nearly ten years of groundbreaking play, and Favre insisted that the situation and decision were not dramatic. Russell Wilson was persuaded to continue playing professionally, but the Seahawks likely released him because of the player’s shift in attitude, which they believed would lead to a poor future for the player.

“There’s a reason why Seattle got rid of him or parted ways with him. It’s not that his play has declined, he’s still got a lot left in the tank. That doesn’t mean it will materialize. But there’s a reason they parted ways, as much good as he had done in Seattle. Maybe he was preoccupied with other things … If he is preoccupied with his brand during football season, that’s hurting everyone else.”, Favre said.

During his tenure with the Seahawks, Russell Wilson was regarded as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks and guided the Seahawks to two straight Super Bowl appearances and clinched the Super Bowl XLVIII victory during his illustrious tenure in Seattle.

Why did Russell Wilson leave Seattle?

The 34-year-old left for the Denver Broncos after leading his previous team to the playoffs eight times in ten years. The decision was made after Russell Wilson lost faith in his old team’s ability to both protect him and give him the tools he needed to win another Super Bowl.

Russell Wilson

Reportedly, the Seahawks limited his participation in raising a voice in personnel decisions, leading to the divorce of both parties as an urgent move. Russell Wilson was soon after welcomed by the Broncos with a massive five-year, $245 million contract. Along with Shelby Harris, Noah Fant, and Drew Lock, they also traded two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a fifth-round pick to obtain Wilson.

However, the decorated quarterback ultimately fell short of their hopes, giving them the worst season of his NFL career as reward. This season is totally a challenging season for Russel Wilson to prove his supremacy again in Denver.

The Denver Broncos still keep their trust in him, hence before the regular season they brought Sean Payton so that Wilson could perform at his best under new guidance. Russell Wilson is also aiming for a bounce-back season and his performance in this season will justify the rest.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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