After winning the Super Bowl, the game's MVP gets a trip to Disney World. This year, Malcolm Smith earned the honors for the Seattle Seahawks. But his teammate, Russell Wilson, may have him topped, as the quarterback was seen on the set of Entourage and allegedly will have a guest appearance in the upcoming movie.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been extremely busy since bringing home the Lombardi Trophy.
The Super Bowl champion made his mandatory talk show rounds in the days after the victory, while also finding time for a mini Disneyworld vacation. That of course all took place before Wilson decided to attend spring training with the Texas Rangers (if only for a day).
Still in demand, Wilson can now add another notch to his resume: actor. He’s allegedly going to have a guest feature in the upcoming feature film Entourage, based on the hit HBO show of the same name.
Man, that's one heck of a postseason.
Doug Ellin, the creator of Entourage, shared several pictures of Wilson appearing on set of the film. Here he is appearing with Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold), among others:
Here's Wilson next to Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase):
But let's save the best one for last...
Super Bowl VICT-OR-EEEEEEE!
The moment had to be awesome for Wilson, a professed huge fan of the show. When he first won the starting-quarterback gig with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, well, let's just say he celebrated in a rather subdued manner. From Nick Eaton of SeattlePI.com (h/t to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk):
“Did I do anything to celebrate? No, my wife and I went out to dinner," Wilson said. "We watched Entourage. Entourage is my favorite show. So we watched that a few times and that’s about it.”
Who knew that just two years later, he would be on the set as a Super Bowl champion?
Wilson had another excellent season in 2013, finishing with 3,357 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, just nine interceptions and a 63.1 completion percentage. He also rushed for 539 yards and a touchdown.
Wilson led the Seahawks to a 13-3 regular-season record and was steady if unspectacular in the postseason, throwing for 524 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
While he doesn't have the raw talent of Robert Griffin III or the overall upside of Andrew Luck, Wilson has proven to be a winner and the perfect fit for the run-heavy and defensively minded Seahawks. He's also a natural leader and is a "face of the franchise" type of player who will never embarrass Seattle off the field.
It remains to be seen if any other television or movie cameos will be in his future, but given his development since joining the NFL and the strong core of players the Seahawks have in place, it wouldn't be surprising if he made a few more cameos at the Super Bowl.
Wilson has accomplished quite a bit in two years. Expect plenty more VICT-OR-EEEEEEES! for the young quarterback moving forward.