Unfortunately a few days back, Seahawks owner Paul Allen passed away due to cancer complications. My condolences go out to his family as he was a great figure for not only the Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, but for the entire world. Since his passing, there has been talk whether or not the Seahawks future in Seattle is a thing.
There would be plenty of buyer interest in both the Seahawks and Blazers, but it doesn’t make much sense to relocate either team. The Seahawks have established themselves in the city of Seattle after appearing in three super bowls and winning one. They’ve been the definition of a well-ran franchise with a great GM and coach. It’d make more sense if the Seahawks were dysfunctional, but that’s not the case.
Since Allen’s death, reports have stated that none of his family members are interested in holding on to Seahawks ownership and it’s up for grabs currently. Anything can happen when it comes to new ownership. With the Seattle Supersonics, they relocated to Oklahoma City due to the interest of the city from the owner. The Supersonics won a championship in Seattle and despite that, they moved to OKC as they crushed many Seattle fans’ hearts.
As ridiculous as it may seem, there have been rumors and petitions for the Seahawks to relocate to Oklahoma City. Don’t expect it to get national attention and for it to actually happen but it seems like many fans around the country want the Seahawks out of the city of Seattle.
After all, there are plenty of teams in the country that need an NFL team. Some cities that come to mind are San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Oakland, and San Diego. None of these cities seem to be good fits for the team because the Seahawks have been Seattle’s team for quite some time now.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t had any conversations just yet about relocating the Seahawks to another city, but with different ownership, it’s possible that the Seahawks could find themselves in a different city.
Reports also state that many NFL teams and owners don’t want the Seahawks to relocate. A big deal of how this whole situation is treated is whether or not the future owner is content with remaining Seattle. A lot to do with this potential relocation is based on the owners approval, but they also need the commissioner’s approval and without it, it’d be tough for the relocation discussion to exist.
Seattle’s a great market. With a great fan base, team, coach, GM, and quarterback, there should be no reason to relocate. If you’re from Seattle and Seahawk fan, there’s not too much to worry about currently. It seems like the NFL prefers the Seahawks staying in Seattle and that’s definitely a positive. Definitely look out for who the next owner is because whoever it is, they could end up being the deciding factor of this entire situation.