Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright continues to make heads turn this offseason as everyone anticipates free agency next month. After publicly stating he would not take a hometown discount to stay in Seattle and that he believes Russell Wilson will not be leaving the team this offseason, he had a rather interesting exchange with a fan on Twitter.
This dude is so legit. Out here replying to people. Man if you do leave for more money Seattle will miss you tremendously but will also cheer you on like crazy wherever you go. Unless it’s SF. Thanks for everything and hope to see you in Seattle next year!!
— Dennis Topolski (@402Seahawks) February 22, 2021
The fan praised Wright and stated that in the event he leaves the Emerald City, he would root for him as a player as long as he joined any team except the San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks’ arch-rival. The veteran linebacker replied with the following:
What’s wrong with SF?
— KJ (@KJ_WRIGHT34) February 22, 2021
This may have been a joke, or it may have implied that Wright has an interest in joining the red and gold next season.
According to Overthecap.com, San Francisco currently possesses over $13 million in cap space, so they could reasonably sign Wright if he is interested, especially if they free up some more somehow.
However, as Wright has made abundantly clear, the team he joins in free agency will largely depend on how much money he will receive from them, so it’s up in the air at this point.