Michael Brockers wouldn’t see any problems on the off chance that he no longer had to pursue Russell Wilson around twice a season.
The Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman has seen the friction work out between Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks this offseason. In an interview with the NFL Network, Brockers said he wouldn’t be sad to see Wilson go play for someone else instead.
“You cross your fingers a little bit,” Brockers said, via Kevin Patra of NFL.com. “You hope whatever you hear is true, and he’s out of here, so you don’t have to chase him around twice a year. For the most part, he’s a phenomenal player, but if he chooses to leave and leave the division and make it a bit little easier for us, man, to each his own.”
Brockers has confronted Wilson 19 times altogether between the regular season and playoffs during his nine seasons in the NFL. Wilson and Brockers both entered the league together in 2012 with their respective teams. Brockers and the Rams have been very effective against Wilson. They have a 10-8 record in the regular season and beat the Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the playoffs in January in Seattle.
Brockers himself has managed just 1.5 sacks of Wilson altogether of his games against Wilson.
Wilson has communicated some frustration with the Seahawks this offseason and individuals around him have fanned the flares on that discontent also. However, it doesn’t feel like the relationship is stressed to such an extent that Wilson will play somewhere else in 2021. At least not yet.