Russell Wilson wants to play at least 10 more years, then own an NFL team

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Russell Wilson has said on multiple occasions he plans to play until his mid-40s.

Wilson, who turns 33 later this month, is in his 10th NFL season.

He told Rob Maaddi in an upcoming episode of the AP Pro Football Podcast that missing three games after finger surgery — the first games he has missed in his career — only reinforced his goal.

“I knew I was wildly crazy about the game, but I’m ridiculously obsessed with it,” Wilson said. “That’s why I want to play 20-plus years. I think the other part that you learn about yourself is to have patience. At the same time, you have to have drive. I think that’s such a critical part. The third thing is (having) unrelenting confidence. You don’t want to mistake that with arrogance. It’s strictly confidence in what you do and how you do it and you’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again and with great faith, all things are possible, and that’s really what’s been very evident to me in my journey.”

Wilson, who returned to start Sunday’s loss to the Packers, has other plans after his playing career. Already a minority owner in Seattle’s Major League Soccer franchise, the Sounders, Wilson wants to own an NFL team.

“I definitely want to play for a long time, but I think once I’m done, I’d love to own an NFL football team and to be able to impact a city, a country and just bring people to the game of football,” Wilson said. “I’m very big into the business side of things and just sports in general. I love winning. I love the process of winning. So hopefully I can bring that culture to a team and organization.”

In 2018, the Panthers sold to hedge fund billionaire David Tepper for $2.275 billion. So Wilson probably needs to play as long as he can play to make as much as he can make to afford an NFL team.

57 responses to “Russell Wilson wants to play at least 10 more years, then own an NFL team

  1. lol!!!!!

    No wonder why Seattle wants to get rid of him. He’s a cuckoo bird.

    Brady has really set off a chain reaction of diva-itis the league has never seen.

  2. I want to win the lottery and buy a yacht. Add to the list of things that aren’t happening

  3. Delusional much Russ? 10 years from now 10% of a team would cost you a billion dolars. An entire team would be worth close to 10 times that. Did you break your finger or head?

  4. We’ll it’s always good to have lofty long term goals, but could you work on getting DK METCALF the ball for the next game?

  5. I’d love to see it happen. One of the great QB’s of this era, and one of the great human beings of any era.

  6. …and then star in his own movie, written and directed by himself. I’m really getting tired of this guy.

  7. Me too. I figure work for 10 more years, then buy my favorite football team. Who doesn’t want to do that?

  8. He’s a good talent but I’m not sure if he can go another 10 years especially in Seattle. He needs a top 10 offensive line and running game. He also needs to stop trying to hit the big one and take the short throws to TEs and RBs. I realize this is more of a scheme issue in Seattle but it’s also what makes him so dangerous. He can run around and make a big play, but it can also kill drives. I just don’t see 10 more years in Seattle. Maybe 2 more there and 8 in another market.

  9. He will be an owner like Jerry Jones or Al Davis. In the way that he has always wanted more say in team and roster decisions and owning an NFL team would be one way of having full say in those regards.

  10. Russ’s narcissism knows no bounds. He’s becoming a middle of the pack Qb as he ages. He tries to make too much happen on his own, and it’s been awhile since he’s won anything. He’s no Tom Brady, and will be remembered mostly for his super bowl interception that stole defeat from the jaws of victory. The less I hear Russell Wilson talking about himself, the better life is

  11. I know that they say to dream big, but with his veteran contract, the way he’s playing, and the kind of talent you can afford to surround him with (no Legion of Boom) it’s hard to imagine.

  12. First time I saw him at his introductory press conference when he transferred to Wisconsin I thought ‘this guy may be president some day’. Maybe the most polished and buttoned up 20 year old I’ve ever seen. Clearly an aspirational guy, but he seems a half step less elusive the last couple of seasons. Maybe he’s a bit tired from running for his life most of his career. Feels like he’ll be lucky to get 5 more years if he doesn’t get help.

  13. I did the math in my head real quick what would be the absolute least he’d need and sorry but you’d need to make major dollars, and keep them and not spend them on lifestyle or property. Then, have a good, a VERy good money manager who flips that 3-400%. And then you still have to be liquid to operate the team. Perhaps he could be a minority owner with 20% or perhaps if they expand the league he could hope for some deal to get in on the ground level. Still I’d say Russel loves to talk and this is just bluster and basically completely unrealistic IMO

  14. Love ya, Russ but, as the wise Clay Matthews would say, “you ain’t Tom Brady, bro!”

  15. Own a team… HA! I doubt his net worth would be able to bank a single seasons worth of salary cap and team expenses. Wilson may be able to afford to hold a real owners pocket as a 3% owner.

  16. I wish him all the luck in the world chasing his dreams but by the time he’s ready to start looking into seriously buying a team the going rate will probably be over $5 billion.

  17. Being a minority owner in a women’s soccer team probably cost less than a game check (I am sure there are ongoing capital calls as well as they probably lose money). He will have to become the world’s greatest investor to put together NFL money. But he certainly can be a minority owner as he obviously knows more about the game than any owner.

  18. Not a hater but I personally do not believe that Russell Wilson does not give 110% while playing the game like the all time great NFL quarterbacks. This article explains why.

  19. Compared to me, Mr. Wilson has more money than I can imagine to have. Compared to the owners, they might – just might – have more money than Mr. Wilson can imagine. It is kind of funny that career earnings of. say, 600 Millions might not be enough to buy what You would like to have. If the Panthers´ rate was 2.275 bill. years ago, Mr Wilson´s retirement fund might not be enough to buy a team. At least, a team of his own.

  20. You have to be extreme lucky health-wise to even play 15 yrs at QB. Brady didn’t do it because of fitness. He was able because he knew when to surrender on a sack, and the refs let his lineman hold frequently in New England.

  21. Bless his heart, but I think his wife will have to start producing good music again for any hope of that. Perhaps he can be like Jeter & many others, as part of an ownership group.

  22. Who cares, man?🤷🏽‍♂️🤦🏽 They need to trade him as soon as possible. His time is up in Seattle.

  23. philmccracken says:
    November 17, 2021 at 8:17 am
    So he’s following in Aaron Rodgers footsteps, who already owns the MN Vikings.
    🤔 I thought it was the Bears he owned.

  24. trying to talk up a long term deal so when he wants out of Seattle(again) some team looks at him like a 25 yr old franchise qb not a 35 yr old qb with 2-3 more years in the tank.

  25. Whatever he chooses to do, he will make sure there is plenty of media around him….

  26. Lol. Talk about having an overinflated opinion of yourself. He’ll be lucky to still be in the league within five years. He’s not a Hall of Famer, so that’s how it goes sometimes.

  27. It’s apparent that many on here are both jealous and threaten by a confident person with a vision and the drive to make it happen. He is not a frequent troll of the Steelers or a Gruden wannabe Tomlin hater but a dreamer and a spear. I wish him luck and good health and a team that sees him for what he is ….a leader…an adult.

  28. Vasteelerfan says:
    November 17, 2021 at 11:20 am
    It’s apparent that many on here are both jealous and threaten by a confident person with a vision and the drive to make it happen. He is not a frequent troll of the Steelers or a Gruden wannabe Tomlin hater but a dreamer and a spear. I wish him luck and good health and a team that sees him for what he is ….a leader…an adult.


    Russ is arguably one of the top-5 QBs over the past 10 years. He also seems like a great guy. But when looking at playing into an advanced age I think Russ’ style will be prohibitive. He relies a lot on scrambling and using this to buy time to deliver the ball downfield. Contrast this to Brady who basically plays exclusively from the pocket. As Russ ages, his scrambling abilities will wane as he loses speed and agility. Unless he can adjust his game to play from the pocket, I just don’t see him playing effectively for another decade.

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