Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson has one goal in mind: Be the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
“Why can’t I be the best quarterback to ever play the game one day?’ Wilson said, via ESPNDallas.com. “I’m not right now. I’ve got a long way to go. But one day, you know?”
Wilson, 25, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers-Philadelphia Phillies game on Wednesday.
“Obviously, I love the game of baseball,” Wilson said. “But also being around these type of people keeps me going. It keeps my mind constantly thinking about the next opportunity, about the next thing and how I can continue to improve in terms of that championship mindset.”
Wilson was selected by the Rangers in the Rule-5 draft in December, but he remains focused on the Seahawks.
“I think a great leader is consistent every day,” Wilson said. “That’s how I try to be in terms of my work ethic on and off the field and being the first one in and the last one to leave and all those things. But it’s the same every day thing. There’s no time to sleep and that’s what I try to tell my teammates all the time. My job in playing football is to help the other 10 guys in the huddle get better. If I can do that, if I can help facilitate the ball to the right guy at the right time, I’m doing my job.”
Wilson said he is in contact with his Seahawks’ teammates and they remain hungry for another championship.