Cliff Avril says the Seahawks and Russell Wilson don’t want to part ways with each other


At least one former Seattle Seahawks believes the tension between the organization and Russell Wilson might just be all smoke.

Former defensive end Cliff Avril joined 710 ESPN Seattle’s Wyman and Bob to voice his opinion on the whole situation. 

Avril made it very clear: neither side wants the partnership to end, and that he does not believe he will be departing from the Pacific Northwest this year.

I think their whole thing of why they’re not saying anything is I don’t think (either side thought) it was going to be as big of a deal as it (has become). And it’s kind of one of those things where if you don’t speak on it, it will die down. And I really do believe that. I don’t think either side wants to (end) the marriage, right? I don’t think Russell Wilson is going anywhere this year, I don’t think he’s going anywhere the next couple years if I’m being honest with you.

The speculation on Wilson leaving Seattle has grown significantly since he voiced his displeasure on the Dan Patrick show almost a month ago.

But Avril believes Wilson was simply asking, publicly, for better pass protection at the end of the day.

“He has been sacked quite a few times, but I think it was more of ‘I just need some help up front,” Avril said. “I’m not saying the guys I have up front aren’t good enough, but (Mike) Iupati isn’t coming back and you’re losing pieces left and right, so can we get some consistency maybe upfront?’” 

The Seahawks only really offensive lineman that has been consistent would be Duane Brown, so Seattle has a lot of work to do this offseason to make Wilson happy.

With speculation that Wilson and Chicago's deal is brewing, Seahawks fans have been concerned that something might happen this offseason with their star quarterback.

All of which is speculation, but it's good to see another former teammate thinks this is just all nonsense at the end of the day.


With free agency week finally here, we will have to wait and see if the Seahawks make the correct moves to make sure their face of the franchise is good and happy this coming season.