Best 49ers Twitter reactions to Russell Wilson trade

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks are trading Russell Wilson to the Broncos, and the 49ers fanbase couldn’t be happier to see their NFC West archrival out of the division.

The San Francisco 49ers were clear-cut winners from Tuesday’s blockbuster news that the Seattle Seahawks were trading away their star quarterback, Russell Wilson, in a deal with the Denver Broncos.

Of course, the deal won’t become official until the start of the league new year on March 16. But nevertheless, Niners fans everywhere have to be rejoicing.

It’s not without reason. Wilson has essentially owned San Francisco ever since breaking into the league way back in 2012. Including the playoffs, Wilson holds a 17-4 record against the 49ers and has essentially been the primary culprit behind so many of those Niners losses to their NFC West archrivals.

With Wilson gone, the balance of power shifts even more in the division. But that’s something San Francisco fans can wonder about all that at a later time.

Instead, those fans took to Twitter to express their gratitude.

Best 49ers reactions on Twitter to Russell Wilson trade

Twitter reactions are always great, especially the unabated ones from fans who don’t necessarily care about filters or reputations.

Let’s take a look at some.

Yes, there are plenty of reasons for 49ers fans to celebrate. Wilson isn’t just leaving the division, he’s also leaving the conference, and now the AFC is stacked with some serious quarterbacking talent.

Including Wilson’s new division, the AFC West, which features star quarterbacks in the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and the Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert.

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The NFC, in contrast, is nowhere near as stacked as far as quarterbacks go, and that likely points to a much easier road for the Niners to get back into the playoffs and perhaps represent the conference in the Super Bowl again.

Sure, Seahawks fans can still gloat about all those years when Wilson and their team dominated San Francisco on a seemingly yearly basis.

But for 49ers fans everywhere, that era is finally over, and they’re more than glad it is.

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