BRADY HENDERSON

Video: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson on he and wife expecting first child

Oct 27, 2016, 2:57 PM | Updated: 3:11 pm

RENTON – Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson met with the media Thursday for the first time since announcing earlier this week that he and his wife Ciara are expecting their first child. Asked at the start of his weekly press conference if he has any idea of the due date, Wilson said he doesn’t and laughed while saying he “probably wouldn’t tell you guys yet anyways.”

Wilson sometimes deflects questions about his personal life, but he opened up a bit Wednesday on this subject.

“It’s obviously an exciting thing obviously for me an C,” he said. “It’s exciting. It’s a blessing, for sure. To have a child is an amazing, probably the biggest miracle there is in the world, so I’m excited about that.”

Asked about what fatherhood means to him, Wilson mentioned his own father, Harrison, who died in 2010 from complications of diabetes. Wilson also mentioned that he’s a step-dad to Ciara’s 2-year-old son, Future Jr. Wilson said he was telling quarterbacks coach Carl Smith and others recently that “if I could just be half the dad that my dad was to me, I’m doing something pretty good. I think just constantly loving, constantly being there. I am a step-dad, too. It’s the same thing there. You just love unconditionally, you love at all costs. I think that’s the best thing about it.”

Asked which teammates he’ll lean on for parenting advice, Wilson said there are several and mentioned Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.

Bennett has three young daughters. His advice?

“I’d tell him always let his wife think that she’s right, and just always try to do as much as you can with your kids every day,” he said, “and put everything to the side for them and just enjoy them when you can because they grow so fast.”

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