Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the more positive people one will meet.
Of course, there’s a lot for Wilson to smile about.
He’s a Super Bowl Champion, a beautiful wife Ciara and is the father of three.
In 2020, the Wilsons welcomed their new son Win into the world! Now, the Seahawks QB is helping guide the team atop the NFC West and is cooking his way to a potential MVP season.
But, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be widespread, Wilson reason to be thankful is simple.
“I’m thankful for health,” Wilson said Wednesday. “Obviously, 2020 has been an extremely, extremely crazy year, with COVID and everything else. I’m thankful for the ability to be able to breathe, you know. To have my lungs, and just to be able to do what I get to do. I get to be able to play one of the best games in the world.”
Head coach Pete Carroll told players to keep Thanksgiving gatherings to immediate family and “postpone some of the joy that we normally get.”
One Thanksgiving game was already postponed due to COVID protocols. The undefeated Steelers were set to take on the Ravens in primetime. That game has been delayed until Sunday.
To date, 262,000 Americans have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a sobering reminder of how precious life is and why Wilson remains so thankful for his health.
“I’m thankful just for life, every day. Sometimes, you know, we take things for granted. We take those small moments and opportunities for granted.”
The Seahawks (7-3) will play the Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1) on Monday Night Football.