He made the point clear on Thursday as he spoke to reporters for the first time since February, when his public criticism of the organization led to speculation about a possible exchange.
“Obviously I love Seattle, I love playing here,” Wilson said. “I have had a great career here so far. I always wanted to play here all my career obviously. I think there were some unfortunate frustrations after the season. Obviously you want to win it all and do it all and do whatever you can. I think everyone on our team is doing it. You want to win it, and I think unfortunately I think it has exploded a bit disproportionately. ”
Two days after the Super Bowl, Wilson expressed his frustrations over his pass protection and his perceived lack of voice in staff movements compared to other senior quarterbacks. He said on Thursday that he did not hear his comments as a criticism of his offensive line and that he did not need to have conversations with these players in order to clean the air.
The drama peaked when Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the quarterback would only agree to a trade with four teams. Wilson, who has a no-trade clause, said on Thursday it was made public because he wanted to set the record straight when he hadn’t asked for a trade and – with the noise of the mill to rumors – to clarify where he would play if Seattle was interested in dealing with him.
Wilson said his relationship with coach Pete Carroll is stronger than ever and the two are on the same page.
“I didn’t ask for a trade,” Wilson said. “I’ve always wanted to play here, and the reality is I think there were calls being made, this and that, and I think that’s just a reality. But I think at the end of the day the real reality is that I’m here and I’m here to win and I’m here to win it all. ”