By Brady Henderson
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Russell Wilson broke an NFL record and joined some rare company after helping Seattle win the Super Bowl Sunday.
Including the regular season and playoffs, the win was the 28th in Wilson’s career, breaking a tie with Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger for most by a starting quarterback in his first two seasons in the Super Bowl era.
Wilson also became just the second African American quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl. The first and only other to do so was Doug Williams, who won a title with Washington following the 1987 season.
“That’s history right there,” Wilson said. “There are so many guys before me who have tried to change the game and done a great job at it. God’s so good.
“It doesn’t matter what you look like. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, Latino, Asian. It doesn’t matter if you’re 5-11. It doesn’t matter how many people tell you no. It’s the heart that you have. That’s what I try to prove every day.”
Wilson was 18 of 25 for 206 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 123.1 rating Sunday.