russell wilson ciara LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 13: Football player Russell Wilson and recording artist Ciara attend the 2016 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The Falcons seem to think they’ve found a way to get inside Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s head during Saturday’s divisional playoff game.

Atlanta appears to have invited several ex-boyfriends of Wilson’s wife, pop singer Ciara, to rattle the QB.

Present at the Georgia Dome for the game will be rapper Future, whom Ciara has a son with, and rapper-actor Bow Wow, whom she used to date. Both appear to be guests of the team, not ticket-buying fans, though we don’t know for sure how they ended up on the sidelines.

The Falcons’ DJ has already suggested he might play Future’s music during Saturday’s game as a shot at Wilson. though Falcons coach Dan Quinn has said they won’t resort to that).

Now, it’s worth noting that Future is from Atlanta and Bow Wow lives there, so it’s very possible they’re both just Falcons fans who want to cheer on their team in a big playoff game. But the Falcons did invite them down onto the field, and they must have known what they were doing.  And given that Future in particular has a very contentious relationship with Ciara, it’s reasonable to wonder about ulterior motive on his part. Ciara has said she worries Future would try to physically harm Wilson, so the passions are definitely strong.

The former Ciara-Future relationship has already caused some minor trouble for Wilson and the Seahawks, when the team DJ lamented that he couldn’t play Future’s music during games for fear of offending Wilson.

Wilson, as a professional athlete, is presumably able to block out outside thoughts while on the field and won’t likely be debilitated by having his wife’s exes looking on. But still, the first time one of Wilson’s passes sails high, it will be hard not to wonder what’s on his mind…

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