Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has a message for someone who inspired him.
Wilson wrote a thank you letter to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning which was published Monday in The Players' Tribune.
Manning led the Broncos to a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50.
"From all the wins, to the few tough losses. From the 71,000 yards, to all the touchdowns, to the few interceptions.
From all the meetings, to all the hard practices, to all the film, to all the blood, sweat and tears.
From all the Pro Bowls, to the handful of MVPs, to the two Lombardi trophies. From all the teammates, to all the opponents, to all the fans.
From the blue and white, to the blue and orange …
If this is it, there’s one moment I won’t forget.
10th grade. Louisiana. At your quarterback camp.
You inspired the kid in the green shirt.
You inspired me to work hard. To be disciplined. To be respectful. To take notes.
You inspired me to love the process. To love the sweat. To love the tears.
But most of all …
You inspired me to love the game.
If this is it,