Russell Wilson says relationship with Pete Carroll 'stronger than ever' after offseason trade rumors

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Russell Wilson wants Seattle Seahawks fans to know everything is good between him and head coach Pete Carroll. Wilson said his relationship with Carroll is actually "stronger than ever," during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday. 

Wilson was asked about whether his relationship with the Seahawks was different after offseason rumors suggesting Wilson wanted to be traded. He responded by saying he thinks everything is "stronger" now. 

Wilson's comments:

"I would say it's stronger. Me and Pete have gotten even closer. We've always been super close. Pete and I, we've always had a great bond. I think we got to have a great heart to heart. He's got goals. I've got goals. We want to do great things. To actually really dive into those and to talk about those missions, those goals, it was fun. So I think me and coach Carroll's relationship is stronger than ever. And I think that's the best part about it. And also my teammates. We're pumped about the season."

Wilson was also asked whether he thought he would be traded. He responded by saying that's always a possibility in sports, but he has always wanted to be in Seattle. 

Russell Wilson confirmed he had a trade list

The Wilson situation caused confusion all offseason. There were reports Wilson told the team he wanted to be traded. Wilson denied those rumors, but did confirm he put together a list of teams he would want to play for if a deal went down. The Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints were reportedly on Wilson's list.

When asked about that situation in June, Wilson said he never asked the Seahawks for a trade, and reiterated he always wanted to remain in Seattle. 

Wilson will get his wish for now, but another early playoff exit could test Wilson's desire to remain with the team.

Things are good between Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Things are good between Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

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