Russell Wilson makes his return to Seattle Monday after being traded this offseason. Monday will be his first NFL game in a different uniform. It’s almost poetic that his new journey begins in the stadium where he played his entire career thus far. But how will he be received? Will he get booed?
There is no doubt Wilson’s emotions will run high. Russell is a very focused and poised individual, but this game is a different animal. He’ll be in the visitor’s locker room, not the home locker room where he prepared for every single game in his career.
Wilson will open his season in the very same stadium where fans cheered him to multiple playoff victories. It will be incredibly odd for him. Looking at the stadium from the other side will affect his emotions, however, Wilson has the laser focus trait. The strong emotions may very well provide fuel for his fire.
I fully expect him to keep his composure as he always does. I’m sure he doesn’t see this as a revenge game, but this particular game holds a plethora of emotional significance. All the memories he created on that field will be there with him. Who else remembers when Michael Bennett rode the police bike after the 2015 NFC championship game? I’m sure Russell does.
Seattle Wouldn’t Dare Boo Russell Wilson
The 12s in Seattle are known for being classy and respectful fans of the game. They are very loud fans, the loudest in the league at times, but they aren’t disrespectful or nasty fans like those of certain other franchises. Philly I’m talking about you.
The fans in Seattle will not boo Wilson. Why would they? Russell Wilson was nothing but class personified in his time as a Seahawk. He embodies everything you want your franchise quarterback to be. No major controversies, no holdouts, and no mess at the end.
This is an amicable breakup. We can still be friends with this ex. Russ was nothing but good to us. In all honesty, Seattle fans have no right to boo Russell Wilson. He delivered the franchise its only Superbowl title in 2014 and nearly secured back-to-back championships if not for a horrid play call that we’re not gonna talk about.
I highly doubt that the 12s in Seattle will boo Russell Wilson. as I said above, it’s a classy and mature fanbase. They understand what Wilson did for them. Tyler Lockett asked fans not to boo Russell Wilson in his return to Seattle, but in actuality, I don’t even think he needed to do that. We know better.
What Will Actually Happen?
Russell will get a long and well-deserved standing ovation when he comes out for the Bronco’s opening drive. Knowing how down-to-earth he is, the ovation may bring a tear to his eye. As a long-time Seahawks fan myself, I’ll be very emotional. However, anger and animosity won’t be among those emotions. The fan base has immense respect for Russell Wilson and wouldn’t dare boo him.
Russell deserves nothing but the best and I do indeed hope he has great success in Denver. After the Broncos win the Monday night game 27 to 14, I expect Wilson to share a warm embrace with Pete Carroll and thank all of the 12s in his postgame interview.
For More Great Football Content
Follow me on Twitter @HotGarbageTake and follow us on Twitter @GridironHeroics for more great football content. To read more of our articles and keep up with the latest in football news, click here!
For More Great Football Content
Follow us on Twitter at @GridironHeroics for more great content. We appreciate you taking time to read our articles. To interact more with our community and keep up to date on the latest in Football news, JOIN OUR FREE FACEBOOK GROUP by CLICKING HERE
Pingback: Will Fans Boo Russell Wilson In Seattle?