In 2013, the Seattle Seahawks’ secondary group consisting of Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor became known as the Legion of Boom. The group was recognized as the best in the league for their contributions to Seattle’s first championship. Michael Bennett also emerged as a formidable force on defense that season.
Doug Baldwin also established himself as a dynamic wideout threat during this time. The group spoke out about three young Black men who were killed by police in 2014, despite facing backlash for their actions. This led to a global conversation about police brutality and social justice that continued to go viral through social media and news outlets.
The deaths and instances of police brutality inspired voices to demand change. Bennett emphasized the importance of using their platform as Black men to bring justice for the voiceless. He urged them to amplify voices and share stories that needed to be told. The group had an emotional team meeting where they discussed what they could do with their platform and how they could make a difference in their community.