I’ve always liked Russell Wilson as a football player, going back to the year he played at Wisconsin. But like a lot of athletes, he’s convinced that God specifically shines his light on him and makes sure that he wins, even going so far as to make him temporarily look bad in order to glorify him in the end.
I found Wilson afterward, and asked him about the four picks, and going from the worst game of his life to the most exhilarating in the span of eight minutes of game time.
“That’s God setting it up, to make it so dramatic, so rewarding, so special,” he said, alone for a moment in the locker room before heading out for the night. “I’ve been through a lot in life, and had some ups and downs. It’s what’s led me to this day.”