There may not be an easier guy to cheer for in the NFL today than Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, The second-year pro is more than just a great quarterback. He’s not only a multi-dimensional offensive threat, but one of the league’s classiest men both on and off the field.
Wilson has remained humble and soft-spoken for the majority of his two-year career with Seattle, always giving credit where it is due and shying away from self-praise. He and his wife have been consistently visiting a Seattle children’s hospital every week since arriving to the Seahawks, proving his will to impact the lives of others.
After the team’s most recent win against the Minnesota Vikings, Wilson again reminded us why he is as good as he is.
“Every day my goal is, can I be better than I was yesterday?” Wilson said according to a team blog. “If I continue to have that mindset — that fresh mindset of, ‘today is a new beginning’ — I think that really helps me. There’s something that I’m always trying to work on in terms of my craft and to continue to elevate my game.”
Well, Wilson is sure proving that mindset each and every week of his career. It seems he is only improving every game, so much that we see something new almost every time he steps on the field. The most recent example was the savvy flip to Marshawn Lynch last week for a touchdown.
What’s most impressive about his first two years is that Wilson has the chance to break one of the all-time greats’ records. Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, through his first two seasons, posted 22 wins. At the moment, Wilson sits at 21 with five games still left to play this year.
Who knew that an undersized quarterback taken in the third round, and first thought of to be a relatively solid backup, would be in this position?
I think it’s safe to say Wilson never had any doubts.
“Because I want to be great one day. And to do that, it’s an every-day thing. That’s what I tell my guys: ‘It’s an every-day thing.’ To be a champion, it’s one of those things that, when you wake up in the morning, that’s all you think about.”