Teammates insist determination makes Wilson the best.
Various members of the Seattle Seahawks roster have come to the defence of quarterback Russell Wilson after his height was questioned on Monday.
Wilson is listed by the Seahawks as being 5-11 and 206 pounds, but there has always been an insistence that the prototypical quarterback is expected to be taller and heavier.
However, the 25-year-old has been labelled as being dynamic despite his height, and considering his successful two years in the NFL, it doesn’t appear to be an issue for him as he prepares for his first appearance at a Super Bowl.
It isn’t an issue for his team-mates either, who came to his defence when answering media questions on Monday, with several stars describing their quarterback as great.
“I saw what was in his heart before I saw his stature,” offensive tackle Russell Okung said, as reported by ESPN.
“Russell is just an amazing man, always looking to make the great play.”
Fullback Michael Robinson echoed that sentiment by insisting that Wilson’s relentless push to be great is what separates him from his rivals, while receiver Golden Tate, who is 5-10, claimed that Wilson’s “chase of greatness is contagious”.
Despite his lack of height in comparison to other quarterbacks, Wilson’s play-making ability has seen him overcome any potential obstacles in his NFL career thus far and has perhaps contributed to his additional drive to win and upset the odds.
He will have the chance to wrap up the season in style at the MetLife Stadium on Sunday, when he leads the Seahawks against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.