Marshawn Lynch comes to Russell Wilson's defense: He made sacrifices

Lynch and Wilson spent several years together with the Seahawks.

by Dzevad Mesic
Marshawn Lynch comes to Russell Wilson's defense: He made sacrifices

Former five-time Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch has come to Russell Wilson's defense, saying he witnessed his former teammate putting in the effort to make the team and those around him good. During their time together in Seattle, Lynch and Wilson won one Super Bowl.

This week, The Athletic reported that before being traded to the Denver Broncos, Wilson persuaded the Seahawks to fire head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider. "That little [explitive] is good. I watched [him] come through & make plays, make throws & I watched him make sacrifices.

We didn’t win the 2nd Super Bowl, but at the end of the day, I really watched his sacrifice," Lynch said on the I AM ATHLETE podcast, as revealed by Zac Stevens.

Lynch claims Wilson was definitely putting in the effort in Seattle

Shortly after The Athletic reported that Wilson wanted coach Carroll and general manager Schneider fired in Seattle, he took to Twitter to deny that report.

"I love Pete and he was a father figure to me and John believed in me and drafted me as well. I never wanted them fired. All any of us wanted was to win. l’ll always have respect for them and love for Seattle," Wilson tweeted.

Meanwhile, Wilson's first year in Denver was a disaster as he didn't play well and the Broncos didn't even come near making the playoffs. Throughout the entire season, Wilson was criticized for his poor play. Also, there were moments when it looked that even some Broncos players were annoyed by Wilson's play.

But the Broncos have invested a lot in Wilson and they had no other option but not to try to make it work with him at the quarterback. Late in the 2022 season, the Broncos fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett. Since then, Sean Payton has been hired to be the Broncos' new head coach. It remains to be seen if Payton can make it work in Denver with Wilson as the starting quarterback.

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