The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will square off this week on Sunday Night Football on NBC in one of the premier matchups of the early season schedule. The teams aren’t particularly fond of each other. The head coaches don’t like each other, and both teams are among the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl in February.
An extra layer of intrigue was added as the starting quarterback for each team supposedly entered into a bet where the loser would have to shave off an eyebrow if they don’t earn the victory Sunday night. However, that bet may not be completely set in stone after all.
Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson addressed the bet with Colin Kaepernick made in a promotional video for EA Sports on the Dave “Softy” Mahler show on 950 KJR-AM in Seattle on Tuesday.
“He’s going to have to shave off his [eyebrows],” Wilson joked.
Wilson then said the bet wasn’t truly something they took seriously but did say they may still provide some kind of payoff depending on who wins the battle of NFC West heavyweights Sunday night.
“It was more of just a friendly, joking around type deal. It’s not real serious. We’ll probably do something digitally. Something like that,” Wilson said.