Superstar quarterback Russell Wilson made a name for himself in the NFL as the leader of the Seattle Seahawks, which went on to win a Super Bowl title with him under center and head coach Pete Carroll calling the shots from the sidelines.
Ahead of the 2022 NFL season, Wilson was ready to move on and forced the trade to the Denver Broncos, and things didn’t go exactly as planned for the veteran quarterback with his new team.
Ironically enough, the Seahawks went on to have an incredible season with Geno Smith under center and made it to the playoffs, which no one saw coming, with the consensus being that Seattle was at the beginning of a rebuilding process.
As for the Broncos, Wilson and Company struggled all season long and failed to live up to expectations, resulting in missing the playoffs entirely and a lot of people questioning whether the perennial Pro Bowler was passed his prime.
In 2023, the Seahawks have allowed someone else to wear the No. 3 on their jersey in Seattle, and Joy Taylor of Fox Sports thinks there’s nothing wrong with that via Speak on FS1.
.@JoyTaylorTalks has NO problem with the Seahawks giving away Russell Wilson’s #3 jersey. pic.twitter.com/GQGkChAg2y
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) May 25, 2023
As Taylor makes abundantly clear, Wilson controlled his fate and forcefully left the Seahawks, so why should the team pay him any respect at this point, considering that he’s now an opponent and playing for another franchise.
Next season, cornerback Artie Burns will wear No. 3, who wore No. 21 in Seattle last season.
Although it seems like a shot at Wilson, the team must move on, and perhaps when Wilson is retired, things will change, but until then, Burns will be sporting No. 3 for the time being.