No one believes in mental preparation more than Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. As part of his mental prep each week, Wilson meets with Dr. Michael Gervais, who once was dubbed “the sports psychologist to the stars.”
“I see him pretty much every Monday,” Wilson said. “I just try to meet up with him for 45 minutes to an hour. We talk about life in general, but more so about how I train my mind to be focused all the time. That’s one of the things I’ve always kind of had, but I’m continuing to try to grow my game intellectually. I’m pretty good at turning the switch on and off, and I want to be able to turn it on whenever I need to hit that button to make sure that I’m in the zone.”
Since Week 9 last season, Wilson’s 112.9 passer rating is the best in the NFL.
His .786 winning percentage (22-6 in his career) is the best of any active NFL quarterback with at least 15 starts. I think it is working.