Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t just want to be a great player. He wants to be a game-changing player.
Wilson told reporters today that he wants to be remembered as a player who changed the way the quarterback position is played and paved the way for a new generation of quarterbacks.
“I want to change the game because, if you think about it, there’s a difference between being good and being great and changing the game,” Wilson said. “I think guys like Peyton Manning have changed the game in terms of the way he thinks, in terms of the way he processes things. You see that about him. Tom Brady is the same way. He’s so clutch, people fear him when he steps on the field. Drew Brees is a guy like that. And one day I want to evolve to that. It’s a daily process. You respect the journey, you respect the process. I’m just growing one day at a time and to be here in the second year is a good thing. I just have to keep going.”
Just two seasons into his NFL career, Wilson is a long way from being a game-changing player. But he can take a big step on Sunday.