GOOD NEWS LOOK: Russell Wilson Wrote Heartfelt Thank-You Letter to Peyton Manning
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Following the second Super Bowl win of Peyton Manning's legendary career, many have speculated that the Denver Broncos quarterback will be hanging up his cleats.
Another Super Bowl champion quarterback, Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson, wrote a touching letter to Manning on The Players' Tribune titled "If This Is It."
In the letter, Wilson thanks Manning for inspiring him over the years, particularly during his time at Manning’s passing camp, which he attended as a teenager.
Here's the full text of Wilson's letter:
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,
After the Broncos' victory, Manning was repeatedly asked about his potential retirement, but he deflected the question each time.
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