By : KaSandra Hunt | Football Fan Rush Network
A few months ago, it was exciting to see a tweet from Rice that read “SEA you soon” as fans wondered if the Seahawks would re-sign the wideout they had come to love. Who would have expected that just a few months later he would be officially announcing his retirement.
While Rice proved to be instrumental in getting the Seahawks through some tough wins and even to a Superbowl Title, many feel his best year was as a Minnesota Viking.
Rice, who was initially drafted by the Vikings in 2007, was always looked at as a talented Wide Receiver that had yet to prove his ability. That all changed when a QB master named Brett Favre donned a Purple and Gold uniform in 2009.
We watch Sidney explode!
Rice wrapped up that season with 83 receptions, 8 touchdowns and a total of 1,312 yards. It was finally safe to feel (at least in the 2009 season) Sidney had finally bloomed into the player all expected he would be with a bright future ahead.
Unfortunately, Rice’s 2010 season with the Vikings was not impressive landing him a new team home out west with the Seahawks.
Sidney did not have that same explosive season we saw in 2009, but he made many key plays that lead to victories for the team. One of his best and most memorable plays was the game winning TD that handed the Chicago Bears a nice “L”. While the TD ply was amazing, many gasped for air watching Rice go down out cold after taking a vicious hit from (then) Chicago Bears Safety, Major Wright in 2012. Shockingly, he was not ruled with a concussion on the play.
Rice recovered to play one more season, but stated that continuous concussion injuries have been more than he can withstand and finally calls it quits.
We here at the Football Fan Rush Network wish Mr. Sidney Rice the best in his future endeavors and like the many Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks fans……thanks for the memories!
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