Joel McHale Crushed Over Russell Wilson Trade, 'He's A Unicorn'
Joel McHale Crushed Over Russ Wilson Trade ... 'He's A Unicorn'
3/20/2022 12:15 AM PT
Breaking up is hard to do -- just ask Seahawks super fan Joel McHale ... who's not doing so well after finding out his favorite team shipped away star quarterback Russell Wilson to the Broncos.
TMZ Sports spoke with McHale out at LAX on Friday afternoon -- just a couple days after his Seattle squad parted ways with Russ -- and the comedian told us he's been pretty down in the dumps over the trade.
"I'm just as surprised as you are," McHale said. "I thought he was staying. Clearly, I was wrong. That was shocking news."
Joel had previously told us he thought there was no way in hell the 'Hawks would deal Russ -- but now that they have, he said he's downright sad.
"He's one of the best ever," Joel said. "He's a unicorn."
But, Joel said he'd always remember the good memories Russ gave him ... and said he's still sure Seattle will erect a statue honoring the QB eventually.
As for his fandom going forward, Joel tells us he won't be rooting for the Broncos, and that Seattle will just fine without #3.