Russell Wilson is 29 years old and in his sixth NFL season. He’s led the Seahawks to five straight playoff appearances, including two Super Bowls and a Lombardi Trophy. Given his style of play, which heavily relies on his elusiveness in the pocket and ability to outrun just about everybody else on the field, it’s reasonable to expect Wilson to play another five or six years, and by 35 move on to the next phase of his life.
Turns out, Wilson has different plans.
“I definitely wanna play until my mid-40s,” he told Mike Florio on the PFT PM podcast. “I think it’s something that I’ve been very passionate about, and taking care of my health and really trying to dive into the longevity now … For me it’s an everyday process. I have a full-time trainer, Decker Davis, I have a full-time chef as well, Chef Andrea, and I have a full time [physical therapist] and massage person … I’m constantly getting work and getting stretched so that way my body and be super mobile and can maneuver really well. That’s really key to feel fresh every day. I have always have had a big dream of playing for a long time. So that’s always key for me.”
This sounds a lot like Tom Brady, who at 40 is the NFL’s best player, and is a strict adherent to a specialized diet and workout plan that keeps him at the top of his game nearly two decades after he was drafted. CBS SPORTS
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