The Seattle Seahawks shocked the NFL world by beating Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. It was an emotional win for Pete Carroll and his team in their first game without Wilson in some time.
There seems to be something personal about the Seahawks beating Russell Wilson in his first game in a Broncos uniform and back at Lumen Field. Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin seemingly confirmed that suspicion with a postgame tweet.
This seems to be directly meant for Wilson, who requested a trade during the offseason.
Ouch. There's clearly some tense feelings between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. That's a bit of a surprise considering all that Wilson did for the franchise, which includes a Super Bowl victory.
However, fans seem to feel the same way about Wilson that Baldwin and his teammates do. The Seattle fan base was not welcoming to the team's former franchise quarterback. Wilson didn't seem to mind, though.
“No, it didn’t bother me,” Wilson said, via Pro Football Talk. “This is a hostile environment. It always has been. I didn’t expect them to give a round of applause every once in a while, you know. So I think that — like I would say, I gave everything I had, every day here. Every day. Anybody that says anything else, they’re completely wrong. I gave everything I had, every day. So I know that for a fact. Like I said, I have some amazing teammates on the other side of that field that I love to death and gave everything I had to them; they gave everything they had to me. God brought me somewhere else. I’m here in Denver. I’m excited where we’re going. So I’m just grateful. I give the glory to God because he’s given me the gift of playing this game.”
Wilson, Carroll, Baldwin and the Seahawks can now all finally move on.