When Russell Wilson was in high school, he got a chance to attend the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana and was blown away by what he learned over the course of four days.
Inspired by that experience, Wilson has held his own one-day passing camps every summer since entering the NFL. But now, he’s looking to do more year-round.
He announced Wednesday that he’s partnering with former teammate Jake Heaps to create the Russell Wilson Quarterback Academy.
“Our thought process is to be able to consistently teach kids the quarterback position at a high, high level,” Wilson told ESPN.com. “Not just have a camp that’s a one-day camp, but also an opportunity to give training lessons, one-on-one lessons, private sessions, on-field training, the elite summer camps, with some of the best kids in the country training with us. And also classroom training.
“That’s one of the things that we really want to do is have classroom training, where we sit down with these kids and teach them different coverages and different looks and the thought process of what you go through during the crucial times of a game.”