Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he’s ‘good’ with Russell Wilson after a report surfaced last week that the veteran QB tried to get him fired during their time together in Seattle.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday ahead of the NFL scouting combine, Carroll responded to a question about the report, which was published by The Athletic, as well as the nature of his current relationship with Wilson.
‘Similar response that’s always been with the guys that I’ve coached,’ Carroll said. ‘I’m always going to hang with them, and I’m never going to leave them. I’m going to be there at the end, with all the good stuff and all the bad stuff. I’m going to still be there. That’s it. I’m hanging.’
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The report said Wilson, who spent 10 seasons with Carroll in Seattle, asked Seahawks ownership to fire both Carroll and general manager John Schneider in February 2022. Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos just weeks later.
Additionally, the report said Wilson campaigned for the Seahawks to hire Sean Payton to replace Carroll in Seattle. Payton was hired by Denver this offseason.
‘It doesn’t matter who the guy is,’ Carroll said. ‘If you look at all of the guys that have come to our program — not just back to the college days but just here at Seattle — regardless of what has happened or has taken place or things that have been said at all. If you hang with them, it all comes back around.
‘I like to demonstrate faith in the relationship and the depth of what we did together and hang through whatever challenges bring along the way – so I’m good.’