Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, will get to face one of his biggest idols in the NFL, Drew Brees, on Sunday.
Wilson’s been a fan of Brees’ for quite some time, dating back to when Wilson was in Junior College. From ESPN,
“I followed him a lot,” Wilson said. “I watched him in his college career [at Purdue] and I remember my dad being like, ‘Man, you’ve got to watch this guy. This guy is awesome.’
“But I really started following him a lot and studying him my junior year of college, and also my senior year of college. When I went to Wisconsin [senior year], I had tons and tons of film on him. I just watched every throw, pretty much that he had thrown in the NFL. I studied his footwork, studied what he does, and obviously, everybody compares our height.”
It will be interesting to see who will be able to come out on top, as both teams are in the race for the number 1 seed in the NFC. The Seahawks currently hold it, but a few loses could shift it in New Orleans’ favor.
Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get to see a great battle between these two teams much like we did back in January of 2011, when Marshawn Lynch man-handled the Saints’ defense.