Giving up on professional baseball to follow his dream of being a quarterback in the NFL couldn’t have been an easy decision for Seattle Seahawks signal caller Russell Wilson. However, his choice to play for the Wisconsin Badgers led the school to a Big Ten title, which also eventually led him to being a crucial part of Seattle’s first Super Bowl title in franchise history. With so much accomplished so early in his career, Wilson is far from content. In fact, his grand goal of being the best quarterback ever isn’t too far outside the realm of reality.
Wilson understands he has a long ways to go before he can be mentioned in the same breath as Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Brett Favre, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. But that won’t prevent him from believing that he could be better than all of them when it’s all said and done.
The 25-year-old recently questioned why he couldn’t be the best quarterback to ever live. He uses his late father’s “Russ, why not you?” quote as motivation to reach the top of the mountain. It’s the same saying that he used to power the Seahawks to victory in the Super Bowl.
Winning the biggest game at a young age put Wilson’s career in perspective. He’s not happy with just one Super Bowl victory. He wants multiple Lombardi trophies stacked up in Seattle. He understands that greatness is defined by winning championships, and right now, the scoreboard only says one.
Sure, Marino and Manning have only one Super Bowl win between the two of them, and they are still considered the greatest of all time. With that being said, the only way to be known as the most dominant player to ever step foot on a gridiron is to have a fist full of rings. Wilson knows he has a long ways to go, but one of the perks of being young is there is plenty of time to make the ultimate dream come true.