Super Bowl XLVIII: Quarterback Professionalism

Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning are among the most renowned quarterbacks in the NFL. 

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning are completely different players on the field. Manning’s advanced pre-snap reads set up success, while Wilson’s athleticism allows him to buy time in the pocket while shucking away tacklers.

Photo taken by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Photo taken by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Manning’s 2013 campaign is regarded as the best season for a quarterback ever. His 55 passing touchdowns and 5477 passing yards set regular season records.

Wilson’s 2013 campaign also had success. He totaled 26 passing touchdowns and 3357 passing yards in the regular season while leading Seattle to a 13-3 record, identical to Denver.

Both signal caller’s teams earned first seed playoff berths, and have pushed their way to the Super Bowl. While they have completely different styles of quarterbacking, their professionalism parallels the two.

Photo taken by Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Photo taken by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Manning and Wilson’s press conferences are simply straightforward. Both signal callers avoid negative attention to themselves and their organizations through their classiness.

Manning and Wilson achieve success by eliminating distractions and focusing in on football. Their professionalism enables them to do so.

And when they square off on a frigid night in New Jersey, expect their A-Game; on and off the field.

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