Publish Date: 07/12/2022
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
Russell Wilson shared a video of his recent workout with his stepson, Future Zahir while giving him some football drills. They were joined by Kingston Craft, the son of Jamaica Craft, the creative director of Wilson’s wife Ciara. Wilson also trained Zahir as a signal-caller. Check out the best bookmakers for betting on the NFL!
“Post-workout work with the young fellas!” Wilson said. “Future & Kingston young legends. Watch out @NFL.”
The Denver Broncos quarterback has previously shown Zahir’s footballing skills. The 33-year-old referred to Zahir as a “QB in the making” and his “best teammate”.
Zahir is the first child of famous choreographer Ciara with rapper Future. Wilson and Zahir have been doing QB drills together for a couple of years.
“Thank you so much for taking the time with Kingston,” Jamaica said. “He is forever inspired by your words!! Keep your eyes up and never look down nothing good there!! …future quarterback and play MLB!! Kingston was learning from a living legend!!!!! Let’s Go God! So appreciative.”
Last month, Wilson and fellow quarterback Peyton Manning took part in batting practice at Coors Field, the home turf of the Colorado Rockies. It was a triumphant return for Wilson, who sent multiple balls flying across the field. For Manning, however, his age prevented him from making substantial contact with the ball.
While they both enjoyed practicing baseball, Manning and Wilson said they liked football more. They said they would watch or discuss football even when not training.
“Obviously, the thing Peyton and I both love is football,” Wilson said last month. “We could spend all day just watching football together. And so that’s what we were able to do, spend a little time together. And we’ll do more as we go.”
The Broncos will be up against the Seattle Seahawks, Wilson’s former team. Wilson has been discussing the team’s offense with head coach Nathaniel Hackett. To utilize Wilson’s capabilities on the field, Hackett spent the spring and summer preparing Wilson with the help of Aaron Rodgers.
“It’s all about just the command of the system,” Hackett said. “We want to build this thing completely around him, make sure he’s completely comfortable and watch him come alive.”
Wilson said he had to deviate from his former team’s reliance on a bruising running game to win a Super Bowl.
“One thing I always believed in is that it’s a lifestyle,” he said. “You have to make your whole entire being and thought process about winning and being successful. And with that comes great opportunities but also great challenges — and how you manage that and think about it.”
Wilson is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in the entire NFL. He joined the Broncos in a trade back in March. Joining him on the team were running back Javonte Williams, wide receivers Jerry Jeudy, and Courtland Sutton.
Wilson was drafted by the Rockies in 2010 and spent two seasons with their minor league team before returning to football and playing for the University of Wisconsin.