March 8, 2022, will go down as one of the more historic days in Seattle Seahawks history. Not only was Russell Wilson traded, but star middle linebacker Bobby Wagner was also informed he was going to be released. Just like that, two Seahawk legends who exemplified leadership and class both on and off the field throughout their 10-year tenure were gone.
While everyone is still quite trying to wrap their heads around the situation and figure out where to point the finger, one large question remains: what’s next? For the Denver Broncos, it’s simple. For years, they have been trying to replace Peyton Manning. Now, they have found the answer to their solution and will contend for a Super Bowl after acquiring Russell Wilson. For Bobby Wagner, he has shown minimal signs of regression and will be a hot commodity in the free agent market.
For our beloved Seattle Seahawks, there are a bunch of different directions this can strive towards. Right now, none of them are going to sit well in the stomach of 12s as it feels our world is crumbling right before our eyes.
Yet, there is always hope for a better future. It is going to be extremely difficult to replace Russell Wilson. But, Seattle does have a chance to rewrite this history and get on the winning side when we look back and examine this historic day years down the road.
3 takeaways from Seattle Seahawks franchise-altering day
With no clear resolution in sight, it would be reasonable for everyone to check out on the Seattle Seahawks. Let’s be honest, most of their success over the last decade has been predicated on the performances of Russell Wilson. Ever since the Legion of Boom dispersed, Wilson was tasked with keeping this team afloat despite having mediocre offensive line play, an inconsistent backfield, and an underrated wide receiving group.
The good news, the Pete Carroll and John Schneider regime have been in this position before. The bad news is, franchise quarterbacks do not grow on trees. Not to mention, our head coach will be turning 71-years old in September.
Nevertheless, the urgent question that looms over the Pacific Northwest is now what? Let’s discuss the three biggest takeaways from this franchise-altering day.