During an interview on Trey Wing’s podcast, Half-forgotten history, free agent linebacker KJ Wright was asked where he wants to play next. The longtime Seahawks player who has just finished a one-year stay at the Raiders knows exactly where he wants to go (his comments start at 43:06).
“I want to go home,” Wright said. “I think it’s so simple. Seattle knows I want to go back. They know how much they mean to me. I left last year, I went to Vegas. My family did not come with me. I will not do it again. I don’t think I’m going to move my family anywhere else across the country. So if it’s not Seattle, then I’d be happy. I would be satisfied. “
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The podcast was released on Thursday, and by Sunday Carroll had been asked about the possibility of Wright’s return. Although the longtime coach praised Wright, it didn’t sound like solid plans were being made for a reunion.
“I love KJ,” Carroll told ESPN. “I have already talked to him about things for the future and all that. I heard him talk about playing, and we’ve already talked about it. “
Wright was drafted by Seattle in 2011 and won the Super Bowl XLVIII while on the team. His only appearance at the Pro Bowl came in 2016 and he remained on the team until he became a free agent in 2021 after the Seahawks re-signed him. While playing for Las Vegas, he scored a total of 51 games in 17 games, including eight starts.
He is third in all franchise matches for the Seahawks, behind only Eugene Robinson and all-time leader Bobby Wagner. In 10 seasons with Seattle, Wright has played in 144 games with 140 starts and scored 593 innings with six innings and 66 attempts at defeat.