We already know that Russell Wilson is a Seahawks all time great. Now, he joins the ranks of the all time greats in sports by being on the front of the next Wheaties box.

Wilson announced the honor with a video on his twitter account.

 

The popular Seahawks quarterback wrote about receiving the honor in a piece he wrote for the Players Tribune.

It took me back. Way, way back. Back to the days of playing one-on-one football with my brother out in the snow. Back to the days of rocking the backwards baseball cap like Junior. Back to the days of hopping on the front of the grocery cart and having my mom push me around the store.

Now that I’m a father myself, I have a new appreciation for the idea that my father put into my head when I was a kid. I truly understand how powerful it is. He convinced a too-small African-American wannabe NFL quarterback to look at a picture on a cereal box and think, “Why not me?”

It’s still the greatest gift I’ve ever received. ,says Russell Wilson.

Wheaties has not released when fans can buy a box of Wheaties with their favorite Seahawks QB on the front. Hopefully soon!