On Oct. 15, 2018, the Seattle Seahawks lost their savior and owner, when the late Paul Allen lost his battle against non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
A little over a week later, the Seahawks have announced their plans to honor Allen during the remainder of the 2018 season. Seattle and Trailblazers chairman Bert Kolde shared this image on Friday of the jersey patch the Seahawks will wear, beginning on Sunday:
The 12th Man Flag flying above Allen’s initials is fitting, seeing as Seattle’s late owner was the one to raise the flag at all three of the team’s successful conference championship games under his ownership. The arches of CenturyLink Field, also present on the patch, are a nice touch; Allen deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the design of the stadium.
Shortly after Kolde shared images of the patch, the Seahawks’ official Twitter account shared this video:
Though there will surely be more tributes from the team on the way, this patch is a nice touch for a man who saved the franchise.