Russell Wilson warming up ahead of a game against the Chiefs.

On Friday morning, The Athletic shared a shocking report alleging that former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tried to get head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider fired from the team and replaced with head coach Sean Payton. Wilson denied the report, but new information suggests the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

On Friday morning, NFL insider Benjamin Allbright of KOA 850 AM & 94.1 FM revealed that Wilson did indeed inquire about the possibility of a new head coach and general manager – but only after the team already tried to trade him twice before that.

“Yes, after Seattle tried to trade him (twice), Russ asked ownership about the possibility of a new GM and coach. Carroll and Schneider got their vindication last season. Russ has the coach he wants now, will he get his this year?”

It’s a pretty big development in the saga between Wilson and Carroll, and the NFL world certainly had plenty to say about it on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

It’s safe to say that this controversy and saga between Wilson and Carroll won’t be ending anytime soon and we’ll likely hear all about it throughout the offseason and during the season with both sides giving their version of the story.

[Benjamin Allbright]