Even kickers are roasting Russell Wilson now (respectfully, of course)
As you're all well aware by now, Russell Wilson was doing high knees on the plane ride to London, where his Denver Broncos will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday. And no, this wasn't some fake "excerpt" from The Athletic that everyone on Twitter fell for. Wilson told the damn story to the media himself:
Immediately, Wilson's tale from the clouds spread like wildfire, and the jokes practically wrote themselves:
Of course, Mr. Unlimited probably did high knees for a grand total of 10 minutes, but by gleefully telling this story to the media he opened himself up to these hilarious exaggerations about his corniness. You'd think that between the "Broncos Country, let's ride" phenomenon and the "Dangerwich" ads that Wilson would keep a low profile and lay off the cringe for awhile. Instead, he continues to lean in.
Wilson has become so insufferable that even kickers are making fun of him now. KICKERS I TELL YOU! OK, so it's Justin Tucker, who is undoubtedly the greatest kicker to ever do it so he can get away with a little bit more than, say, Younghoe Koo. Following the Baltimore Ravens' huge road win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night, Ravens defensive back Marlon Humphrey went on Instagram live just before the team plane took off for hom, and the camera ended up in Tucker's face and he did not disappoint:
Ooooooof. When kickers start roasting you, it's officially time to change course. By the way, is there a more kicker thing ever than Tucker making fun of Wilson and then 0.3 seconds later being like "but we respect him and like him." Tucker knows his place in the NFL food chain.