Russell Wilson wants to play into his 40s

Dec 3, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said during an interview with the Pro Football Talk PM podcast that he wants to play into his mid-40s.

“I definitely wanna play until my mid-40s,” said Wilson. “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.”

Wilson is currently 29 years old and already has a Super Bowl under his belt, but he wants to have a chance at winning more championships for the next decade and a half.

Of course, in order to do that, Wilson will need to take good care of his body.

“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,” he said. “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.”

Also, while Wilson hopes he can spend his entire career with the Seahawks, he understands that things change.

“I hope I never have to play for anybody other than the Seattle Seahawks,” he said. “I think that reality is in professional sports things change and times change and coaches and people and everything else.”

Wilson is in his sixth NFL season and was originally selected by Seattle in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Seahawks are 8-4 this season despite a litany of injuries, thanks in large part to the MVP-caliber play of their quarterback.

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