"Yeah, I heard about it," Wilson said. "It’s not my focus. It never has been. It never will be. I always tell you guys ignore the noise. So I think ultimately it comes down to winning. That’s all my focus is on and ever will be on."
Wilson leads the NFL with a passer rating of 110.0. In the past four games, he's thrown 16 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Some other Seattle Seahawks were asked about Pettine's comments.
"It depends on what you’re speaking in terms of," said cornerback Richard Sherman. "If you’re talking about his last four games and the way he’s played, that would be a false statement. If you’re talking about their whole body of work, then he’s true. Those guys have had an incredible body of work over the entirety of their careers, including Super Bowls and record-breaking performances in passes and yards, etc. So there’s some truth to that. But over these last four games I don’t think you can make that argument."
Added wide receiver Doug Baldwin, "What do I think about it? I don't think anything about it. It's one man's opinion. It is what it is. Russell Wilson's going to continue to play on Sundays, and we'll see what happens when it's all said on done."
Pettine clarified his comments Thursday and said he has a "ton of respect" for Wilson.