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Superstar NFL QB Russell Wilson Compares Himself To Jesus’ Dad When Discussing Raising His Wife’s Son

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Star Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson made an insane comparison, likening himself to Joseph because he’s raising his wife Ciara’s child in the same way as Joseph raised Jesus with Mary.

Speaking to his former teammate and fellow superstar Brandon Marshall, Wilson made the comparison during an episode of Marshall’s “I Am Athlete” podcast released Sunday.

Wilson revealed the moment he knew he was meant to help raise Ciara’s son, Future Zahir, who she shares with megastar rapper Future.

“When I walked in the room and I saw, you know, little Future, he’s nine months at the time, or whatever. He crawls in my lap and it was like you know this is going to be my responsibility,” he told Marshall.

“God … I remember, I remember leaving that night and God said saying to me ‘raising this child, it’s going to be your responsibility’ and realizing that … praying to God ‘you sure this is what you want me to do?’ [And Him] saying ‘Son this is for you,'” Wilson added.
“The first night?” Marshall asked. “Yeah the first night,” Wilson replied.
“Oh yeah I mean I think scary just in the sense of … not scary but it was more so of an opportunity. Like okay God, this is what you want me to do, you know. Stepping in to raise, you know, a child with C[iara] and this and that and realizing that … okay God like I know she’s the one for me but also too I’m going to take this responsibility as well,” Wilson continued.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: (L-R) Russell Wilson and Ciara attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: (L-R) Russell Wilson and Ciara attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. Amy Sussman/Getty Images

“And I was ready for that, I was ready for that. I was ready to, you know, I love children as you know, I love kids and everything else but it was … like man, to help raise a child and everything else understanding that … okay God you’re going to give me this opportunity. What a gift,” Wilson stated.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: (L-R) Future Zahir Wilburn, American football quarterback Russell Wilson, Sienna Princess Wilson, and singer Ciara attend the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on February 13, 2024 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 13: (L-R) Future Zahir Wilburn, American football quarterback Russell Wilson, Sienna Princess Wilson, and singer Ciara attend the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on February 13, 2024 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images

“Even Jesus himself, like Joseph was … Joseph was a stepdad. Like okay, it wasn’t biologically his. So I’m like okay God you’re going to give me this opportunity to love the way that you were loved. To love the way that you want us to love.”
Well, that was unexpectedly beautiful.
DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos passes during the 1st quarter of the game against the New England Patriots at Empower Field At Mile High on December 24, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 24: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos passes during the 1st quarter of the game against the New England Patriots at Empower Field At Mile High on December 24, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Wilson also had three of his own children with Ciara, with the couple most recently welcoming their daughter Amora Princess in December.