Russell Wilson and his Grammy Award-winning wife Ciara have been the NFL’s second most recognizable power couple since 2015, behind only Tom Brady and Giselle because, as we know, the GOAT never settles for second in anything.
During that time, the couple have resided in the Pacific Northwest, with Wilson acting as the starting QB for the Seattle Seahawks since being drafted 75th overall in the 2012 NFL draft.
In 2014, he secured his place in Seahawks history, leading them to a 43-8 blowout victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
He was one awful Pete Carroll play call away from repeating the trick the very next year. Regardless, his legacy in Seattle was secured.
Over the last decade, the Wilsons have become part of the fabric of many Seattle communities. Together, they have been at the forefront of various initiatives and charities, raising funds and awareness for a multitude of causes, and even setting up their own Why Not You foundation.
So when the Seattle Seahawks decided to trade their legendary QB to the Denver Broncos this offseason, the fallout was not just felt by their 12th man fanbase, but by communities across the a city where Russell and Ciara are beloved.
It is apparent that Russell and Ciara are making great efforts to give back to their local communities. Whether that is Seattle, Denver or elsewhere. Good people are good people, regardless of where they call home.