Russell Wilson talks Super Bowl XLIX loss, ‘sliming’ Malcolm Butler, and new contract

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson’s interception to New England’s Malcolm Butler in the closing moments of Super Bowl XLIX is widely viewed as the worst play call in the history of the big game, but the Seahawks captain says it won’t define him because his mental makeup has allowed him to bounce back.

“I think it’s a great learning experience, I think it’s a motivator for sure,” Wilson told The Jim Rome Show. “Ultimately I think it comes down to what’s in between your ears and what you believe in. I’ll never let one play define me. No matter how great the play is or how much it hurts. You put so much work in at this point, you can’t stop, you can’t settle, I can’t let one thing slow me down, and so for me I want to be the best to try to ever do it, so it takes a lot of work it’s a lot of growth, it’s a lot of things that you have to do and it’s a lot of investment in the process too.”

As far as working out a new contract with the organization, Wilson is keeping those negotiations close to his vest, but believes everything will work out.

“I keep that a private matter, it’s between me and the Seahawks, but I believe that Gods going to work things out the way he always calls it too,” said Wilson. “All I know is to put my head down and continue to work. And I think that’s why at even such a young age at 26 years old, being able to play in a lot of big games, and nothing really flusters me at all, no game, no occurrence, no good or bad situation, and so a lot of that’s because of my faith and my beliefs that things are going to happen the right way, the way its suppose too. But also I put the hard work in, and when you put so much work in only great things can happen. That’s what I believe, whatever happens is the right thing and I can’t wait.”

Off the field, Wilson talked about his decision to host this summer’s 2nd Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Awards. Asked if he had an opportunity to ‘slime’ any sports star, the two-time Pro Bowler obliged.

“I think a great person would be Derek Jeter. He’d be fun; he’d be a good one. He’s had a great career, just to send him out on his way. Just to send him out in the Green Slime would be great,” said Wilson. “A good one would be Malcolm Butler, to give back one more time. I think that’d be good.”



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