This is as absurd as it sounds
Russell Wilson has been with the Seattle Seahawks since he was drafted out of North Carolina State in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and many of the same teammates. However, his ascent from 3rd round pick to one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks and players appears to have put him in a compromising position within the Seahawks locker room. Some of his current teammates feel he’s too heavily favored by team brass and the Seahawks’ front office, and they feel as if Wilson has gotten too close to them. Other’s have a more outlandish claim. Russell Wilson isn’t black enough (?).
According to a Bleacher Report article, there is a feeling in the locker room that star quarterback Russell Wilson is misrepresenting his race. The quarterback position in the NFL is heavily dominated by white players. In fact, the only African-American players that will be starting at quarterback going into Week 8 will be Geno Smith, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton and Teddy Bridgewater. They represent 4 out of 32 total NFL teams, a whopping 12.5%. The absurd claims are could only mean that by being a well-spoken quarterback in the league, that constitutes as “acting white”.
Hopefully for the Seahawks, Pete Carroll is able to fix these underlying issues that are clearly beginning to boil over onto the field. Since thrashing the Denver Broncos in this year’s Superbowl, the Seahawks have begun the 2014-2015 season with a wholly underwhelming 3-3 record heading into the season’s midway point, and after back-to-back losses, if they’re to make the playoffs this year, they’ll have to immediately turn it around.