The quarterback spent the start of the offseason hinting at his displeasure with the organization. Wilson's agent then fueled speculation on Thursday that a departure from Seattle could be possible after listing the four destinations his client would be willing to waive his no-trade clause for, while also making it clear an exit hadn't been demanded.
Though Wright admitted he was as shocked by the decision as the rest of the football world, he believes Wilson is too valuable for the team not to find a solution to his issues.
"I was kind of caught off guard myself. But looking back at it, Russ isn’t going anywhere," Wright, who is an impending free agent, said Friday on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. "As long as I'm going to be in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback. He means too much to us. He means way too much to this organization. He means way too much to the city.
"Usually, people want to come to Seattle, not leave Seattle. And so I’m sure that him and the organization will get things figured out. He’s somebody that I admire and love playing with. So I expect Russ to be a Seahawk for a very long time."
The statement from Wilson's agent came shortly after a report from The Athletic detailing the increasingly strained relationship between the signal-caller and the team.
The 32-year-old apparently stormed out of a meeting with coaches during the 2020 campaign after his proposals for fixing the offense were shot down.
While Wilson reportedly doesn't believe he will be traded, there is a belief among NFL executives that he and Seattle will part ways due to the ongoing frictions.
Wilson was the leading MVP candidate through the first half of the 2020 campaign, but struggled down the stretch and dropped out of contention. He finished the year with a career-high 40 touchdown passes but also threw his most interceptions ever with 13 and had seven fumbles.