Seattle Seahwaks quarterback Russell Wilson has revealed he's been in contact with New Orleans Saints veteran Drew Brees ahead of his team's date at the Superbowl against the Denver Broncos this weekend.
Wilson is a known admirer of Brees, and cheered on the 35-year-old when he led the Saints to the SuperBowl four years ago.
Now the tables have turned and it is Wilson's Seahawks - who dispatched of the Saints in the divisional round - who will have the chance to be crowned champions when they take on the Broncos next weekend.
The 25-year-old, who even wore a Saints hat when he was in college, says he has turned to Brees for some words of wisdom ahead of the big game at the MetLife Stadium.
“We've been in communication over the past week, just about the experience,” Wilson told reporters in New Jersey.
“Like I said, he knows I look up to him. He's a great individual and he was just talking about the experience, and it's no different. The biggest thing is taking care of all tickets and taking care of all family early in the week last week, which I was able to do last Monday and just focus on the game.”
While Brees could't quite lead the Saints to the Superbowl again this year he did at least reach 5,000 passing yards for a 4th season - which is a new record - and earn a spot as a captain in this year's Pro Bowl.
The veteran slinger led 'Team Rice' to victory over 'Team Sanders' in that game in Hawaii yesterday.