Russell Wilson sees himself playing another decade, and then as an NFL owner.


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Russell Wilson sees himself playing another decade, and then as an NFL owner.

The Seahawks quarterback also revealed his role as executive producer and cadre of the film “National Champions,” which will be released in December.

Russell wilson wants to play for another decade, and hopes to buy a team from the NFL after he retires.

The quarterback chosen seven times a Pro bowl is focused on helping Seattle Seahawks (3-6) turn his season around, but he also has big plans for the future.

“I definitely want to play for a long time, but I think once I’m done, I would love to own an NFL football team and being able to impact a city, a country, and just bring people to football, “he said. Wilson to The Associated Press for a future episode of the “AP Pro Football Podcast.” “I’m very into the business side of things, and sports in general. I love winning. I love the process of winning. So, I hope I can bring that culture to a team and an organization.”

Wilson is already a minority shareholder in the franchise of the Seattle Sounders of the Major League Soccer.

Wilson, who turns 33 on November 29, has many interests outside of football, including storytelling. Together with his wife, Ciara, founded “Why Not You Productions,” and is the executive producer of a new film called “National Champions” that explores paying college athletes.

In the film, the star quarterback asks both teams to boycott the championship game as a form of protest in search of fair compensation, and respect for the student-athletes.

“I’m super excited for ‘National Champions’ and how it explores the idea of ​​business in collegiate sports and that it generates billions of dollars for these universities and brands and broadcasters, and it’s all predicated on the underlying idea that these kids don’t get a pay for it, “he said Wilson.

Wilson he also provides a special appearance in the film, to support the main character’s stance.

“I also actively support him in real life,” he offered. Wilson. “I think collegiate athletes should be compensated.”

The trailer for “National Champions” launches this Tuesday, and the film will be released on December 10. Director Ric roman waugh said Wilson played an important role in making sure the story is presented from a student-athlete perspective.

Russ Not only was he frank about his own path, but he shared the experiences of many of his peers who were not so fortunate to reach the NFL, especially at this level, “he said Waugh. “His presence as our executive producer, already a cadre, gave others so much confidence to speak out and help us shape the argument on both sides of the debate.”

Wilson He returned to the field last Sunday after a severe finger injury forced him to miss games for the first time in his 10 years in the league. He completed 20 of 40 passes for 161 yards and two interceptions in the loss of Seattle 17-0 against Green bay packers. It was the first time that Seahawks they were shut out in all 150 regular-season starts for Wilson.

Wilson he was out of play for three games after surgery on his middle finger on his pitching hand, and he rehabbed for 19 to 20 hours a few days before returning several weeks earlier than originally anticipated. Being forced to watch from the sides reinforced his love for the game.

“I knew I was madly in love with the game, but I’m ridiculously obsessed with it,” he admitted. “That’s why I want to play for at least 20 years. I think the other part that you learn about yourself is that you have to be patient. At the same time, you need to have drive. I think it’s such a critical part. The third thing is having a confidence. unshakable. You don’t want to mistake it for arrogance. It’s strictly trust in what you do and how you do it, and how you’ve done it before, and how you’ll do it again with great faith, all things are possible, and it’s really what has been made very evident to me on my journey. “


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