Geno Smith, Seahawks officially turn the page on QB Russell Wilson era with jersey number change

The Seattle Seahawks are now going to erase another memory of their former quarterback Russell Wilson following his departure., The 34-year-old is currently an active QB on the Broncos roster.

After his selection by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft, Russell played the role of the team’s starting quarterback throughout the 2021 campaign.

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Geno Smith now wears Russell Wilson’s jersey number as a Seahawk

The 90-man roster by jersey number for the Seattle Seahawks has been updated with the addition of two new defensive linemen and 25 undrafted free agents. Having already removed the quarterback from the roster, the Seahawks have now assigned cornerback Artie Burns’ name in his jersey number.

Many Wilson and Seahawks fans will probably experience mixed emotions when they see the number 3 jersey because the quarterback left such a significant mark on the team while donning this respective number on his back.

During his time with the Seahawks, Russel earned two Conference Championship rings in 2013 and 2014. He also played a crucial role during the Seattle-based team’s memorable run in 2014 which ended with them winning Super Bowl XLVIII.

Throughout his 11 NFL seasons with the team, he held a terrific record, setting new benchmarks for rookie quarterback playoff passing yards (385) and quarterback wins (98) through nine seasons. The native of Ohio has won 65 percent of his career starts, and his career passer rating (100.3) is the second-highest in NFL history.

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When did Russel Wilson part ways with the Seahawks?

For the Seattle Seahawks, Mr. Unlimited is a legendary name as in just his second season with the team, the quarterback headed the team to its first Super Bowl victory. Throughout his ten seasons with the team, the 34-year-old emerged as one of the best quarterbacks with a dual threat.

However, after the 2022 NFL season, he was traded to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a few first-round picks, a number of other draft picks, and three players, including quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, and defensive end Shelby Harris.

Despite the fact that RW’s jersey number has been replaced, the Seahawks fans will probably remember and cherish him in high regard for his contributions.


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