Russell Wilson and Mike Glennon didn’t just play together at North Carolina State, they played the same position until Wilson left to play his senior season at Wisconsin – and was replaced by Glennon.
So when Glennon was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft last week by the Buccaneers, who better to reach out to than Wilson? And that’s exactly what Glennon has done, according to this report at NFL.com.
“I just wanted to pick (Wilson’s) mind before I got (to Tampa) and hear how he handled things,” Glennon said of a recent conversation with the Seahawks’ starter. “He’s a man on a mission, and you can hear it in the way he talks. He just kind of told me to take it one day at a time and try to get better each and every day. Don’t worry about the long run. If you just get better each and every day, eventually good things will happen. I think that was great advice.”
That’s not only good advice, it’s exactly what Wilson did as a rookie last season after being the Seahawks’ third-round draft choice. First, he played his way into a three-way competition for the starting job. Then, he won the starting job. During the season, Wilson tied the league rookie record by throwing 26 touchdown passes and set the franchise record for rushing yards by a QB while leading the team to an 11-5 record and the club’s first road playoff victory since 1983.