Russell Wilson Says He Aims to Play 'At Least Another 15 Years'


He's been named to six Pro Bowls. He's compiled an outstanding 86-41-1 record over eight years, without ever having a losing season. He has passed for nearly 30,000 yards and rushed for nearly 4,000 more, scoring nearly 250 touchdowns along the way. He was just named the No. 2 player in the NFL by his peers on the NFL Top 100.

And he's just getting started.

According to him, anyway. 31-year-old quarterback Russell Wilson sat down with Conor Orr of Sports Illustrated and gave Seahawks fans something to be excited about, and fans of every other franchise something to bite their nails over.

"I just turned 31, and I'm right in the beginning of my prime," Wilson said. "I've got so many more years left. I've got at least 10-plus more years left in me, so, for me, I'm just getting started. That's the fun part for me."

Yikes. If he's just at the beginning of his prime -- a claim that very well may be the case, seeing as he dominated the NFL in 2019 (4,110 yards, 31 TD, 10 INT) and is building a stronger and stronger rapport with stud wideouts Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf -- then we could truly be in for another decade of Russell Wilson's reign of dominance.

"I want to keep going," Wilson continued. "I want to keep challenging myself and continue to be better and better and better and better."

Four "betters"! How much better can the No. 2 player in the NFL possibly get?

Oh, and you know how I mentioned that we could be in for another decade before? I may have slightly underestimated just how long Wilson can go.

"My goal is to play at least another 15 years," Wilson said. "That's my mission, that's my goal. So, for me, if I can... just continue to stay healthy, continue to surround (my)self (with) winners and winning mindsets and winning habits..."

A 46-year-old Russell Wilson setting the gridiron ablaze with his usual tricks? I'm sold. The NFL is filled with veteran quarterbacks right now, including but not limited to Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Drew Brees, and they're all over or near the age-40 hump. However, should Wilson truly be able to play until he's 46 -- at least 46, I should say -- he would be entering uncharted territory. The oldest quarterback to ever start in an NFL game was Steve DeBerg of the Atlanta Falcons, who led his team to a loss at 44 years and 249 days old (via Barry Werner of USA Today).

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