Wilson studying endless tape to prepare himself for Super Bowl.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has insisted that he will be fully prepared for his showdown with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Wilson was a third round draft pick in 2012, but has enjoyed two successful years in the NFL thus far and will be looking to guide the Seahawks to victory at the MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
He has thrown 52 touchdown passes and for 6,474 yards in that time, and will be looking to improve his numbers when he faces up to Peyton Manning and the AFC champions.
However, he isn’t leaving anything to chance and has revealed he has been watching endless tape, including watching highlights of games during the flight across from Seattle.
“I was breaking down tape,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports. “It was probably a four-and-a-half hour flight, and for a solid three hours, three-and-a-half hours, I was studying.
“I was watching all the clips, all the third downs in the red zone, just preparing my mind for getting back into it, to get ready for this week.
“I think the biggest thing in terms of keeping this game normal is just staying focused on your preparation.”
Wilson insisted that he is keen to remain in the zone throughout the week despite the number of promotional requirements, and will be sleeping, eating and resting right ahead of the biggest game of his career thus far.
Manning has surpassed various single-season records this year as he has led a formidable Broncos offense that will thoroughly test an intimidating Seahawks defense which has been a real strength for coach Pete Carroll.
However, Wilson is eager to avoid being outshone by his opposite number, and will look to use the knowledge he has gained from his research and apply it on the field when the Super Bowl gets underway on Sunday night.