Plenty of guys have the God-given skills to be quarterbacks at the NFL level. Few combine that talent with an obsession to be the very best at their craft.
Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson may possess the quality that separates the good from the way-better-than-good.
“My goal is to be great,” Wilson recently said, via the Tacoma News Tribune.
That remark comes several weeks after Wilson hinted at his coming assault on the starting job in Seattle. “I refuse to be average,” Wilson said early in camp. ”I refuse to be good.”
Coupled with accounts of a work ethic that could rival even Peyton Manning’s, Wilson could be on his way to being truly great.
No matter how it turns out, it’ll be fun to watch. For everyone except Matt Flynn.