Wilson is entering his sixth season, but the three-time Pro Bowler believes he’s still in the early chapters of his career.
“I want to play 25 years,” Wilson told ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia repeatedly.
Since the AFL-NFL merger, no quarterback has come close to reaching the quarter-century career mark. The closest comparison of the modern era would be Brett Favre, who played 20 seasons before finally hanging up his cleats.
Wilson hasn’t missed a game through five seasons, fueling his belief in trying to accomplish the nearly impossible task at hand.
“Uh, yeah, I pay attention,” Wilson told ESPN.com. “I’ll say that. I pay attention. Something that I’ve observed and seen. He’s a great example of longevity. He’s a great example of being able to be mobile – a different mobility, but you know what I mean. Being able to seem like he’s just getting better. That’s what I always want to be. That’s my focus.”
It’s difficult to forecast how Wilson will fare in the latter stages of his career, but for the time being, there’s little reason to dismiss his audacious goal.
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