Legion of BOOM – Where Are They Now?

If you’re a football fan then you probably know about the ‘Legion of Boom’, Seattle’s greatest sports achievement since Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp on the Sonics. After their unfortunate loss in the Super Bowl, it only seemed time that the Legion disbanded, and everyone went their separate ways, so today I thought, why don’t we see what happened to everyone on the legion of boom and maybe then some. 


Kameron Darnell “Bam Bam” Chancellor, 

With no real end goal in sight, Kam decided to retire and settle down. Becoming a father of one, and he went into fashion for a while, ultimately doing a lot of charity work, and then such, to help his community. He finished his career a 4 time Pro-Bowler and a 2 time-Second-Team-All-Pro, with 606 career tackles, 9 forced fumbles, 12 interceptions, and 44 passes defensed. 


Richard Kevin “Optimus Prime” Sherman

After losing his teammate Kam Chancellor, he was released from the Seahawks following the injury to his achilles tendon. Sherman would then get taken in by the San Francisco 49ers, where he would go on to play for 2 years, from 2018-20. Then in 2021 he played for the Tampa Bay Bucs, and now in 2022 going into 2023 Sherman is deciding if he wants to play one final season, or if he wants to retire. 


Earl Winty “Deuce” Thomas III

Earl left the Seahawks in 2018, after sustaining a career altering leg fracture, which resulted in the infamous middle finger towards the Seahawks sideline. In the days following he would be put on injured reserve, ending his season, and ending his time in Seattle. He would get picked up by the Ravens, but post-2019, He hasn’t showed up and would be released from the Ravens. Earl Thomas hasn’t officially retired, but he hasn’t played in 3 years, going through tough times and doing many controversial things. I would probably argue that Earl came out of the Seahawks the worst.   


Jeremy Rashaad Lane

Jeremy left the Seahawks in 2017 and really left the NFL after a horrible tri-injury that occurred after an interception during  Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 and while trying to brace the fall, fractured his wrist, and he later found out he tore his ACL, and then during a practice, he jammed two fingers so hard it tore the skin between the fingers, and it was never fully disclosed whether this was the driving force of his retirement, but it’s thought this, and failing a training session with the Texans. In late 2018 the Seahawks decided to release Jeremy. Jeremy Lane was also one of the first people to openly support Colin Kaepernick in his stand against racial injustice. 


Byron Maxwell

In 2014 Bryon Left Seattle for the Philadelphia Eagles for 1 year and then he swam over to the Miami Dolphins, were he would play for 2 years, before joining back up with the Hawks in 2017. He would go on to sustain a Hip injury that most would argue is the reason he decided to end his career. (sorry this one is so short, i couldn’t find many reliable sources on Maxwell.)


Most of these players would end up retiring and living happy retirements, but for some players it’s been more of a struggle than others,  like I mentioned before with Earl Thomas III. There are plenty more amazing people that were on the seahawks during the legion of boom too, so expect a second article soon.