Lockett: Fans ‘should cheer’ for Wilson in MNF return to Seattle

Posted: 06/09/2022 in NFL
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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett believes former teammate Russell Wilson deserves a warm reception when the Denver Broncos visit Lumen Field on Monday Night Football.

“I think that Seattle should cheer him on for everything that he’s done,” Lockett said, according to ESPN’s Brady Henderson.

He added, “I have no idea (how fans will react). … But I know that when I see him, I’ll go give him a hug, talk to him … wish him good luck – not only in this game but for the rest of this season and for the rest of his career.”

Lockett cited Wilson’s impact on the community as a key reason he should be applauded in his return to the Pacific Northwest. Wilson and his wife, Ciara, established a charter school in Seattle and donated meals to assist with COVID-19 relief in 2020.

The Seahawks parted ways with Wilson after 10 seasons in a blockbuster trade in March. He led Seattle to a Super Bowl XLVIII title and earned nine Pro Bowl nods during his tenure. He also owns most of the Seahawks’ passing records, including career yards (37,059) and touchdowns (292), and has a 104-53-1 record as a starter.

Wilson’s relationship with the franchise appeared to deteriorate in early 2021 after the signal-caller listed four trade destinations for which he’d waive his no-trade clause. However, the two sides put their differences aside for the 2021 season and appeared to have mended the relationship prior to the trade.

“At the end of the day, you’ve got to be able to separate the man from the player, and you’ve got to understand that everybody’s trying to do what’s best for them,” Lockett said. “And all you can do is hope that they win and cheer for them to win.”

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