Russell Wilson is a pretty darn successful quarterback in the NFL, having been to two Super Bowls, winning one and remaining a top-five quarterback in the league throughout his career. However, he seemed to be more hyped up about his sister Anna, who’s a star for the Stanford women’s basketball team.
He went crazy after she nailed a three-pointer in Sunday night’s national championship win. Wilson finished the game with five points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal.
Those contributions helped push Stanford to victory in a one-point win, 54-53. On Easter Sunday, Anna was able to steal the spotlight from her older brother, who took to Twitter to congratulate her and Stanford.
Russell Wilson’s been in the news throughout the offseason due to trade rumors and him partially wanting out of Seattle. In the middle of March, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that he “doesn’t sense any momentum” on a trade with the veteran quarterback.
“We heard his words on the Dan Patrick show about his frustrations and the reported riff,” Rapoport said on NFL Network in the middle of March. “That caused teams to call Seattle and ask ‘is this guy available?’ General manager John Schneider will never hang up the phone, he’ll always listen…but it doesn’t sound like Seattle’s engaged at all. Doesn’t sound like there’s been negotiating, doesn’t sound like there’s been a back and forth with teams that called….I don’t sense any momentum at all.
“We’re at the point where teams are going to have to move on and make decisions about their quarterback position. The further we get (into free agency), the less likely Russell Wilson goes anywhere.”
ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler recently shared that Wilson and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll are prepared to discuss the situation in the near future.
“In Seattle, Russell Wilson still has not requested a trade,” Fowler said Sunday morning on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “I’m told he does want to play for Seattle, just under the right terms. He and Pete Carroll are expected to have a sit down at some point soon. They know that has to happen to hash out some things.
“Seattle’s not actively shopping him, there’s nothing imminent here. But people around the league believe that Seattle will, at least, listen — if they get a massive offer, they would entertain it.
“But they have $39 million of dead salary cap on their books, so it would take a lot to even consider that. Most expect that Russell would play up a year in Seattle and then, maybe, next year you assess a trade when the chances are greater.”