BY SPNW Staff 01:07PM 04/22/2015

ICYMI: Excerpts from Wilson’s interview on HBO

Seahawks quarterback Russell sat down with Bryant Gumble on HBO’s Real Sports for an interview that ran Tuesday night. Wilson talks baseball and the Super Bowl.

Russell Wilson believes he deserves elite status among NFL quarterbacks. / Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest

The long-anticipated Russell Wilson interview on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel aired Tuesday night. The Seahawks’ fourth-year quarterback, engaged in contract negotiations with the Seattle front office, discussed the possibility of adding baseball to his athletic repertoire and the ill-fated interception intended for WR Ricardo Lockette near the goal line with 23 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLIX.

Excerpts from the interview have been published on Sportspress Northwest. Art Thiel also addressed the Wilson-Gumbel interview in this column April 18.

In this segment, Gumbel asked Wilson if he is “the best bargain in sports” and where he considers himself an elite quarterback:

And in this segment, Wilson talks about Seattle’s final play in the Super Bowl. Gumbel asked whether the play still “eats” at him:


  • notaboomer

    did russell wilson say he pays his “lawyer” or his “lord” to handle contract negotiations in that first clip?