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Seahawks star QB Russell Wilson hasn't demanded trade, agent says

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's current contract contains a no-trade clause that he would have to waive for a deal to happen. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's current contract contains a no-trade clause that he would have to waive for a deal to happen. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson has not demanded a trade despite growing frustrations with the franchise, his agent said Thursday.

Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, said Wilson has informed the Seahawks that he wants to play in Seattle. However, if a trade were considered, the only teams he would agree to go to are the Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

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The 32-year-old Wilson expressed frustration after the season about all the hits he has absorbed. The eight-time Pro Bowl selection also stated his desire for a larger role concerning the team's personnel decisions.

Those comments marked the first time Wilson has publicly expressed major grievances with the organization.

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The Seahawks have not approached Wilson with a potential agreement in place and a trade is unlikely at this point, according to ESPN. But other NFL teams are noticing the growing tension between Wilson and the franchise, which The Athletic outlined in a report published Thursday.

League sources told NFL Media that more than 10 teams have called the Seahawks to inquire about the availability of Wilson in the weeks following the quarterback's public comments. According to ESPN, multiple league executives believe Wilson could be made available either this off-season or next year because of the rift.

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Wilson's current contract contains a no-trade clause that he would have to waive for a deal to happen. He has three years remaining on the four-year, $140 million extension he signed in April 2019.

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The Seahawks selected Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin. He has recorded 33,946 passing yards, 267 touchdowns and 81 interceptions in 144 career games with the franchise.

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