Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will play for NFL in 2017

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced Thursday that he will play in the NFL in 2021.

Wilson was named the 2017 NFL MVP and named the 2016 Pro Bowl MVP and the Pro Bowl Most Valuable Player after leading the Seattle Seahawks to the NFL title game in the regular season.

Wilson, a native of Lake Stevens, Washington, was named an All-Pro in his second season with the Seahawks.

Wilson joins a list of players to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021, which includes current Seahawks quarterback Cam Newton, former Saints QB Drew Brees, former Bears QB Mitch Trubisky, former Giants QB Eli Manning, and current Panthers quarterback Cam Cam Newton.

Wilson will join a growing list of NFL players who have been named Pro Bowlers.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes are among the players to have been enshrined into the Pro Bests.

The Seahawks were the first team to win a Super Bowl in 2021 with the No. 2-ranked offense, and the first to win the Super Bowl without a defense.