The Seattle Seahawks will be paying tribute to late-team owner Paul Allen for the remainder of the 2018-19 NFL season with a special jersey patch. Allen, who was also the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers, part-owner of the Seattle Sounders, and a co-founder of Microsoft, passed away on October 15, 2018 due to complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Seahawks and Trailblazers chairman Bert Kolde took to social media on Friday, October 26 to show off the patch that will be worn for the remainder of the year.
The patch features Allen’s initials sitting in front of the CenturyLink Field arches, with the 12th Man flag flying behind.
Seahawks will be honoring @PaulGAllen with this jersey patch on Sunday and for the remainder of the season. Paul will always be close to our hearts. #thankspaul pic.twitter.com/kycV9HLB62
— Bert Kolde (@bertk) October 26, 2018
Here is another look at the patch, along with a video released by the Seahawks’ official Twitter account.
Forever close to our hearts. 💙 #ThanksPaul pic.twitter.com/xkswf876ip
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 26, 2018
Next up for the Seahawks is a Week 8 matchup with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.
The Seahawks enter the game sitting in second-place in the NFC West with a 3-3 record. Seattle has won three of its past four outings with the victories coming over the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, and Oakland Raiders.