The Patriots defense must be ready for Russell Wilson, the young Seahawks quarterback who’s already proven he has the heart of a champion.
Out of college Wilson was underrated, overlooked and many teams believed he was just not good enough to make it in the NFL.
In other words he was in the exact same place as Patriots QB Tom Brady.
This year Wilson is hoping to join Brady in another club, winners of back-to-back Super Bowl championships.
It’s hard to imagine the amount of love Seattle fans have for Wilson, even after throwing four interceptions in what would be the overtime win.
“The bounce didn’t bounce our way the whole game but it bounced our way at the right time,” Wilson said. “If we were gonna go down, I’m gonna go down swinging that’s for sure.”
Even through the bad his teammates and coaches stood behind him.
“That took tremendous faith by everybody, not just Russell. He’s in the huddle, he’s leading and he had to stand for that and he did a remarkable job at the end of the game,” Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll said.
Wilson capped off the biggest comeback in NFC Championship game history becoming the first quarterback ever to reach two Super Bowls in his first three seasons.
“Wilson just has an instinctiveness he just knows where people are, kind of reminds me of watching [Roger] Staubach, he’s got an uncanny sense of what is around him,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.
That’s high praise for a guy who was overlooked by the entire league back in the 2012 draft, and who is now poised to become to the first QB to win back to back titles since Tom Brady after the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
“With the game on the line this is what he has totally believed would happen and he never thought it wouldn’t and heck yeah we’ve enjoy it we enjoy it like crazy,” Carroll said.
To continue the comparison Wilson was the 5th quarterback drafted in his class; Brady was the 7th.