As the Seahawks prepare to face the Saints in a game that will go a long way toward deciding the top seed in the NFC, Seattle’s quarterback has a confession to make.
He is a recovering Saints fan.
“I used to wear a Saints hat at the University of Wisconsin all the time,” Wilson told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m a huge fan. I watch them [still]. I don’t wear it anymore.”
But did he wear it in January 2011, during the notorious Beastquake game that saw the 7-9 Seahawks beat the defending Super Bowl champs at CenturyLink Field?
“I probably did,” Wilson said. “I’m not going to lie. I’ve always kind of liked the Seahawks to be honest with you. I liked the Saints for a pretty good time now. But obviously I am in love with the Seahawks now and playing here is a special place to play. Coach Carroll is a tremendous football coach. John Schneider gave me an opportunity, the General Manager, and Paul Allen, the owner.”
Wilson may have been a Saints fan because he shares one important quality with Saints quarterback Drew Brees. They’re both short, and they both were knocked for it in the draft.
On Monday night, in perhaps the biggest regular-season game of his career, Wilson gets a chance to show that the Seahawks are ready to do what the Saints did four years ago.