Seahawks trading Russell Wilson to Broncos has Cardinals fans rejoicing
There’s no denying the thorn in the Arizona Cardinals’ side that was quarterback Russell Wilson.
In 20 games played against Arizona over the course of his 10-year career in Seattle, Wilson put up 4,428 yards (most against any other NFL team) and 32 touchdowns to nine interceptions on 62.3% passing. He added another 569 yards and two scores on 101 rushing attempts. Wilson manufactured an 11-8-1 mark over that span and posted a 96.7 QB rating.
Coincidentally, Wilson began his Seahawks career against the Cardinals in 2012 and ended up playing his final game in a Seattle jersey in Arizona this past season.
Only against the San Francisco 49ers (20 games) did Wilson score more touchdowns (36) through the air than he did against the Cardinals.
So naturally, Cardinals fans went all ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead on social media once the news dropped of Wilson’s trade to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a massive haul of players and draft capital that includes two first-round picks.
GOODBYE RUSSELL! pic.twitter.com/fUtAMXMApu
— Cody Fincher (@Bear987FM) March 8, 2022
Russell Wilson goes from competing against the Rams, the 49ers and the Cardinals for a playoff spot to now battling against Mahomes, Herbert and Carr for a playoff spot… #NFL #RussellWilson pic.twitter.com/7H5vjvdkm4
— Carlos Marti (@Marti_McFlyJr) March 8, 2022
As a Cardinals fan who has had watch Russell Wilson play in the division 2x a year I will gladly concede the Rodgers deal in exchange for this. pic.twitter.com/WLBbNRrvgf
— Blake Allen Murphy (@blakemurphy7) March 8, 2022
Can't say I'm sad to see a decade of having Russell Wilson in the Cardinals' division end
— Brendon Kleen (@BrendonKleen14) March 8, 2022
Cardinal’s fans… it happened. We officially don’t have to see Russell Wilson 2x a year
— TK (@tkfire1995) March 8, 2022
The Rams, 49ers, and Cardinals reacting to now having to face Drew Lock instead of Russell Wilson. pic.twitter.com/CNV4kWqcUB
— Hunter Smith (@HunterSmithTV) March 8, 2022
The @Broncos picking up Russell Wilson is fantastic news for the Broncos and helps out the Cardinals at the same time.
— Diego Rodriguez for Arizona Attorney General (@Diego4Justice) March 8, 2022
Cardinals fans knowing that Russell Wilson is finally out of their division pic.twitter.com/CTEJLd448G
— A2Z: Arizona Sports All Day (@A2Z_allday) March 8, 2022
Me a cardinals fan realizing we don’t have to face Russell Wilson twice a year pic.twitter.com/2m3FOBlH6Q
— Brad KT (@triplet_16) March 8, 2022
Cardinals fans won’t get rid of Wilson that easy, however, with Arizona slated to face Denver on the road in 2022.
Lmaooo the Cardinals still have to play Russell Wilson next year
— Zachary Spiecker (@ZSpiecker) March 8, 2022
Seeing Russell Wilson get traded to the Broncos and getting excited the Cardinals don’t have to play him 2x a year anymore then realizing the cardinals play At Denver next year pic.twitter.com/AE5vWs92qt
— Brett (TTU MBB) (@BHenry47) March 8, 2022
Cardinals fans thinking “Thank god Wilson is out of the NFC West” then seeing opponents for next season pic.twitter.com/67PHtAHJ0I
— Official Tom Hardon (@tbhardon90) March 8, 2022