- September 3, 2021
K.J. Wright says goodbye to Seattle Seahawks after 10 years, move to join Las Vegas Raiders
For the first time in his 10-year NFL career, K.J. Wright will presently don’t get ready for the Seattle Seahawks.…
For the first time in his 10-year NFL career, K.J. Wright will presently don’t get ready for the Seattle Seahawks.
Wright, set to enter his 11th season in the NFL, arrived at a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday.
Wright is amazingly attached to the Seattle region and has made his goals clear in the past that he means to stay in the area when his career is finished. However, for his career to proceed into its eleventh year, Wright needed to discover one more team needing his abilities.
That doesn’t mean the real leaving part is something Wright was anticipating.
“Seattle what’s going on? K.J. here,” Wright said in a post to his instagram account Thursday night. “I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for these past 10 years. This journey has been nothing but amazing and it’s definitely been my honor and my privilege to perform in front of y’all, to bring a championship to the city, to visit schools, to working in the community, to just giving my heart and soul to this city has truly been my pleasure.”
The Seahawks are turning throughout the full-time weak-side linebacker role to 2020 first-round pick Jordyn Brooks this season. Wright had probably his best season last year in Seattle as he kept on beginning close by Bobby Wagner since the 2012 season. Nonetheless, the group requested that he move to the solid side job — a job Wright isn’t close to as partial to — as an approach to assist with getting Brooks on the field last season. Wright acknowledged the job change and still set up a heavenly season.
Presently the Seahawks are needing to give that job to 2020 second-round pick Darrell Taylor. The music halted and there could have been presently not a seat in Seattle for Wright in spite of many fans excitedly expecting Wright’s re-visitation of the group.
“For everybody that supported me through this journey, fighting for me, I felt it and it truly meant a lot to me,” Wright said. “This chapter is closing. It was a fun chapter. The love and support that I’ve got since day one has been nothing but amazing. This next chapter is going to be just as good. Much love to each and every one of y’all. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Gotta keep it going. Can’t thank you guys enough.”