Former Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson will be making his first start for the Denver Broncos in Seattle’s Lumen Field, where he’s played dozens of games in front of over 72,000 Seahawks fans. But when he returns with the Broncos on Monday night, he probably shouldn’t expect a warm welcome from The 12th Man.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about how Wilson should be received by fans during his return to Seattle. While Carroll stopped short of saying that fans should give him an inhospitable welcome, he certainly didn’t rule it out.
“You are either competing, or you are not, I’m leaving it up to the 12s,” Carroll said on Thursday, according to Pro Football Talk. “It’s game time and we are going for it, so however they take it, I will follow their lead on that. I’m not going to be involved in that opportunity to react, so I don’t have to make that decision. We will see what happens. I’ll leave it up to the 12s, I think they will know exactly what to do.”
The Seahawks host the Broncos at 8:15 on Monday night. Surely the NFL world will be tuning in to see Seattle’s reaction to Wilson’s return.