While on an eight-hour flight to London this week ahead of their mashup against the Jaguars, Wilson reportedly spent half of the time stretching and working out in the aisles while his teammates slept.
According to Broncos reporter Zac Stevens, “Russell Wilson worked out and stretched for four of the eight hours on the flight from Denver to London. Said he was doing high knees in the aisle when the rest of the guys were asleep.”
Wilson, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, is ensuring he is fit enough to play as soon as possible.
In a statement to Stevens, Wilson explained how he was able to stay awake on the plane and get a workout in.
“I don’t really get jet lagged too often,” he started. “The first two hours, I was watching film. Watching all of the cutups and everything else. And then, the next four hours I was doing treatment of the plane. I was walking up and down the aisles. Everyone was knocked out. I was doing high knees and working on my legs and everything else, making sure I’m ready to rock.”
He continued, “I did my full workout, did all that and then maybe rested for about two to three hours once I got home. I feel great.”
Russell Wilson’s full quote to media after Wednesday’s practice talking about his plane ride from Denver to London pic.twitter.com/CUtW3agQVA
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) October 26, 2022
Of course, when social media got a hold of the story, Twitter took to teasing Wilson for his airplane antics.
Check out the hilarious tweets below:
Russell Wilson for four straight hours on the plane pic.twitter.com/jng3CNdoGF
— Joanna Cards Fan (@cardsfanjoanna) October 27, 2022
— John (@iam_johnw) October 26, 2022
Russell Wilson on the plane ride home pic.twitter.com/orJeKAJA2b
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) October 30, 2022
Russell Wilson on the tarmac tomorrow after the Broncos gamepic.twitter.com/TlXF0Gac1w
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 29, 2022
*Trying to sleep on an 8 hour flight to London*
Russell Wilson: pic.twitter.com/cEBqWy2A8d
— PMT Memes (@PardonMyMeme) October 26, 2022
Russell Wilson running up and down the aisle on the team flight to London pic.twitter.com/BktEhx323x
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) October 26, 2022