In 2013, the Seattle Seahawks’ secondary became known as the Legion of Boom. This quartet of Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor was instrumental in leading the team to their first title. Michael Bennett also emerged as a dynamic wideout threat during that season.
As social media and news outlets began to amplify the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice at the hands of police, the group felt a responsibility to use their platform for good. Bennett emphasized the importance of taking conversations from the locker room to the people and using their voices as Black men to bring justice for those who were voiceless.
The team had an emotional meeting where they discussed what they could do with their platform and how they could make a difference in society. They knew that they had a significant impact on people around the world and wanted to use that power responsibly.