Mission: Omission is complete.
As is custom for NFL teams, the Seahawks sent a letter to season-ticket holders earlier in the week, running down the prior season and why they should drop hard-earned money on next season. This year’s rendition, though, features a curious oversight: There’s no mention of franchise passer Russell Wilson anywhere in, near or around the letter.
The letter as shared on Twitter:
The Seahawks sent out a letter to season tickets holders noting various players but it never mentioned Russell Wilson. pic.twitter.com/27lG2MiVd2
— Addicted to Helmets (@addicted2helmet) March 9, 2021
Maybe it’s just a very poor oversight. The letter in its entirety only mentions two players by name — wide receivers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett — so maybe there wasn’t an urgency to include Wilson’s name on the list.
But the letter does mention the franchise-record 459 points scored this year, so maybe it would be fair to include one of the main reasons for that development, right? Especially when you’re trying to sell season tickets and want to include star attractions.
So, oversight? Probably not.
A rift is reportedly growing between Seattle’s franchise passer and the organization, with several issues proving divisive. Wilson is reportedly displeased with the firing of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and the way the team has failed to build a top-tier offense line. The Seahawks are supposedly upset that Wilson is airing his grievances in public, possibly leading to the omission.
The latest bit of drama only adds fuel to Wilson trade rumors, though it may be unlikely that the star is dealt before the start of the 2021 season.
Maybe it’s a bit of pettiness on the part of the ‘Hawks, but the fire only seems to be growing this offseason.