Seahawks HC Pete Carroll is once again up to his old tricks with Russell Wilson.
While Seattle has enjoyed plenty of team success outside of Super Bowl XLVIII, one of the bright spots up in the Pacific Northwest is quarterback Russell Wilson, who has developed into a perennial MVP candidate right before our eyes.
Wilson balled out in 2019 with more than 4,000 yards passing, 31 touchdowns through the air against five interceptions, and four more scores on the ground to go along with close to 500 yards rushing.
As the Seahawks faithful have recently started the trend of #LetRussCook, Carroll responded back with his thoughts on how to coach one of the best QB’s in the league.
Seahawks fans aren’t thrilled with what Pete Carroll had to say about Russell Wilson.
This feels like the one-yard line in Super Bowl XLIX all over again. Just when Wilson is hitting his stride as one of the highest-paid and elite quarterbacks in all of football, Carroll has to hold him back. Basically, Carroll wants to take the ball out of Wilson’s hands more often.
Fans were understandably upset by Carroll’s attempt to take the ball out of his star quarterback’s hands.
It didn’t get much better from there.
The 12th Man has every right to be upset about Carroll not buying into #LetRussCook. Statistically, Wilson is great at what he does. He finished the 2019 season ranked in the top 10 for completion percentage, passing yards, touchdowns, QBR, and passer rating. It does not make sense for Carroll to try to harness Wilson’s ability. By most metrics, he’s the second-best QB in the league, behind only Patrick Mahomes.
Wilson’s supporting cast in the backfield is solid, but there always seems to be some sort of issue. Chris Carson had fumbling issues and Rashaad Penny was oft-injured. If the Emerald city had it its way, #LetRussCook is clearly the way to take over the NFL in 2020.