For the first time in 10 years of his NFL career, KJ Wright No longer fit for Seattle Seahawks.
Wright, set to enter his eleventh season in the NFL, I reached an agreement for one year With the Raiders of Las Vegas on Thursday.
Wright is incredibly fond of the Seattle area and has made his intentions clear in the past that he intends to stay in the area when his career is over. But in order for his career to continue into its eleventh year, Wright had to find another team that needed his skills.
That’s not to say the actual leaving part was something Wright was looking forward to.
“Seattle What’s going on? KJ here,” Wright said in a post on his Instagram Thursday night. “I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for the past 10 years. This trip has been nothing but wonderful, and it has certainly been my honor and privilege to perform before you all, to bring a championship into town, visit schools, work in the community, and just give my heart and soul. I was really pleased to be in this city.”
Seahawks hands full-time weak linebacker role to 2020 first-round pick Jordan Brooks this chapter. Wright had one of his best seasons last year in Seattle where he initially went on side by side Bobby Wagner Since the 2012 season. However, the team asked him to move into a strong side role – a role Wright wasn’t fond of – as a way to help get Brooks on the field last season. Wright accepted the role adjustment and is still putting together a stellar season.
Now the Seahawks want to give that role to the 2020 second round pick Daryl Taylor. The music has stopped and there is no longer a seat in Seattle for Wright even though many fans are eagerly hoping for Wright’s return to the squad.
“To everyone who has supported me through this journey, and fought for me, I felt that and it really meant a lot to me,” Wright said. “This chapter is closing. It has been an enjoyable chapter. The love and support I have received since day one has been nothing but amazing. The next chapter will be just as good. Lots of love to each of you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Gotta keep going. I can’t thank you.” Enough guys.”
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