By Matt ZapotoskySeattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has remained tight-lipped about whether he’d consider trading for Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
But in an interview with Sports Illustrated, Wilson said that Carr is “not the guy” for Seattle and that “it’s up to me.”
He continued: “I would love to have him.
I love what he brings.
But I think he’s the guy.
If I was able to get him for what I would be getting, I would do it.
I’m not interested in moving on.
He’s been awesome to me, he’s been the guy for us.”
Wilson also told SI that he and Carr have been in communication since last year’s draft, and that the Seahawks have a “good relationship” and have not had a disagreement.
The Raiders made it clear that they were not interested and have refused to budge.
They’ve since gone on to trade Carr to the Houston Texans.
Carr was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 2018 first-round pick, a 2018 second-round draft pick and a 2018 third-round selection.
Wilson has a lot of questions about his current status.
He is not guaranteed a spot on the roster, which could mean he could be released before the season.
He was also hurt during the first week of training camp, and was not able to practice in full.
Wilson said the Seahawks will be “tough” with Carr and that he’s looking forward to seeing the new quarterback in person in August.
The Seahawks have had a number of quarterback-needy teams over the years, including the Tampa Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers.