Russell Wilson returned to Lumen Area to a stadium of boos on Monday evening within the Broncos 17-16 loss to the Seahawks. What made the loss even funnier is the parade of former Seahawks from the Legion of Growth period that had been in attendance on the recreation.
Former Seahawk KJ Wright raised the twelfth man flag, and Seahawk greats Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice, and Richard Sherman had been all in attendance for Wilson and the Broncos to make a idiot of themselves on nationwide tv.
Wilson and the Seahawks breakup was messier than the general public believed. From disputes about the place the offense was headed, to Wilson feeling like he wasn’t being valued by Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and GM Jon Schneider. The Seahawks traded Wilson in March for Denver’s first and second spherical draft picks for 2022 and 2023, a 2022 fifth spherical draft decide, in addition to Drew Lock, Noah Fant and Shelby Harris.
It’s been acknowledged that lots of the Seahawks gamers didn’t respect Wilson being the primary to get a serious contract extension earlier than anybody on the defensive facet. The unraveling of the LOB got here from not having the ability to pay everybody, however Wilson getting the primary main extension. These emotions got here to a head, and Monday they had been in a position to let unfastened.
And boy did they ever.
Baldwin despatched this on the finish of the sport, as quickly because the clock hit zero:
Richard Sherman’s timeline was particularly hilarious, contemplating he was on the recreation and tweeting. Really one in every of us:
What made the Legion of Growth Seahawks nice is that they talked lots of trash, and backed it up too. It looks as if at the same time as some retire, it by no means adjustments.
Shelby Harris was one of many gamers traded for Wilson, and NFL Community’s James Palmer interviewed Harris for about two minutes of pure gold postgame:
Harris stated, “Let’s experience” on the finish of the interview, undoubtedly throwing shade at Wilson, who’s “Broncos Nation, lets experience” has turn out to be the most important sports activities meme of the 12 months. Even the Seahawks obtained in on the joke:
This left Seattle with Geno Smith or Drew Lock as their beginning QB, and on Monday it looks as if Smith has not solely solidified the beginning job, but additionally gained over the hearts of Seahawks followers. Chants of “Geno, Geno, Geno” erupted as Smith threw for 2 touchdowns within the Seahawks win, and he left us with this line after the sport:
Revenge video games are fantastic.