For those of you who do not know, the players for the Seahawks are real people. They could possibly even have other jobs. Which ones though?
So, on a dreary 4th of July morning when you are thinking of what-ifs, do you ever catch yourself thinking, “I could be Russell Wilson”? Does it ever cross your mind that Wilson could actually be you? In the realm of those what-ifs, I take a guess at what some Seahawks might do if they decided not to play professional football.
Clearly Wilson is a well-spoken and thoughtful individual. Wilson has a definitive communication style. If he had chosen not to come back from his minor league baseball tryout to play football again and had instead moved on to another career that did not involve athletics, what would he do? The answer seems obvious.
Wilson would have graduated from the University of North Carolina State. He would be looking for a career where he could put his oracle skills to use. My guess is that Wilson would have been President Obama’s White House spokesperson for the last two years of Obama’s presidency. And he would have been a great one. Wilson would have then gone to law school before becoming a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law. From there? Who knows? Maybe he would have ended up in the Senate along with another never-Seahawk.
Bennett is also good with words. He is less polished than Wilson, but may also come off as more relatable. Bennett would not have gone into politics like Wilson. He would see himself as more of a do-er instead of one who tries to make change happen via laws. That is no disrespect to Wilson. Bennett, though, has showed this offseason he will visit foreign countries and juvenile centers to do things like build homes and tend gardens.
If his brother, Martellus, had not played in the NFL, either, they might have formed a foundation to help inner-city youth and those with little ability to rise above their class. Basically, the Bennetts would be doing what every human being should be doing: helping others.
Sherman is obviously opinionated and knows how to get his thoughts across. If he had not played football, he may not have had the chance to go to Stanford. Is there any way this would have halted Sherman’s drive to succeed? Um, no.
In fact, Sherman could have been a Senate page immediately after graduation from college. Then he would have gone on to win his California district for the House of Representatives. This would have been just a step towards being a future Senator. In 2032, Sherman would be sharing the Senate floor with a fellow named Russell Wilson.
There is no way to stop fate, of course; these two are bound.
Marsh would have still graduated from UCLA, just with a business degree. Instead of playing football, Marsh would make his bones working his way up in the Hasbro administration. Marsh would be first known as the greatest Magic: The Gathering player ever. Management at Hasbro would see his skill as passionate employee and salesperson and Marsh would climb the ladder.
By 2046, Senators Sherman and Wilson are working with CEOs Marsh and Bennett to create a better world for all. Marsh eventually will buy an NFL team called the Seattle Seahawks. The team will play at Bennett Field. The sun will always shine.