Peyton Manning is a Christian and patriot who has inspired many quarterbacks during his almost two-decade long professional career. At 39 years-old, it is unclear if he will retire now after winning Super Bowl 50 in California.
But just in case it was his last game, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson did something incredibly classy just after the Super Bowl. He handed a note to Manning with a note that mentions Manning’s passing camp, which Wilson attended in his teens.
Here is the full letter. It is AMAZING!
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,
That is how a real man treats his role model. Great respect and admiration of his mentor’s talents. This is an incredibly classy move, and more in the NFL could learn from Wilson’s example.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 8, 2016
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