Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks has revealed his retirement plans.
Russell Wilson, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, does not appear to be retiring anytime soon.
Wilson, 32, says he wants to play in the NFL for 20 years or more. Wilson joined the league in 2012, so that would put him in the league until at least 2031, when he’ll be 43 years old.
It would also be a match for Tom Brady’s career, as he is currently in his 22nd season.
The Associated Press reports:
“I knew I was crazy about the game, but I’m insanely obsessed with it,” Wilson said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “That’s why I want to play for 20 years or more.”
Another thing I believe you learn about yourself is patience.
Simultaneously, you must be motivated.
That, I believe, is a critical component.
The third requirement is unwavering self-assurance.
This should not be confused with arrogance.
It’s all about confidence in what you do and how you do it; you’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again; and with great faith, anything is possible, as I’ve learned along the way.”
With quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Ben Roethlisberger regularly playing into their late 30s and early 40s, Wilson isn’t out of the question.
Wilson had never missed a single start in his 10-year career before suffering a middle finger injury that kept him out for four games this season.
The Seahawks quarterback had started 144 straight games, including the playoffs, for a total of 165 games.
That was the longest active quarterback streak in the NFL and the sixth-longest QB streak in NFL history.
Will Wilson spend all of those years in Seattle?
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Wilson’s Chances of Spending His Entire Career in Seattle
With the exception of Roethlisberger, none of Wilson’s legendary quarterbacks spent their entire careers with one team.
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