Seahawks' Russell Wilson spends $1M on recovery every year: 'I'm trying to play until I'm 45'

Wilson revealed during an appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast last month what he spends on taking care of himself

There’s a reason Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the best in the game -- he spares no expense when it comes to his health and recovery.

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Wilson revealed during an appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast last month that he spends an average of $1 million a year on his body.

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“I probably spend $1 million if not more, a year, just on recovery," the Super Bowl 48 champion said.

“I have a whole performance team. I got a whole group,” he continued. “I got a full-time trainer that travels with me everywhere. … I have a full time [physical therapist]. … I have a full-time mobile person that’s working on me, making sure that I’m moving the right way and everything else. I have a full-time massage person, two chefs. We have a whole performance team.”

But the expenses don’t stop there. Wilson added that he’s got all the latest “toys” when it comes to physical recovery.

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“I've got two hyperbaric chambers. I've got a little bit of everything. I get in the hyperbaric four times a week, three times a week. I get treatment every day.”

The seven-time Pro Bowler further clarified just how committed he is, saying he maybe takes a few days off a year  --  at best.

“I probably do 363 [days]. Really the reality is Christmas depending on the circumstances, and usually, I do because we usually have a game around then, and Thanksgiving. I'm in between 363 and 365, amount of work that we do every day, something around the body working.”

So why does he do it?

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“Because I'm trying to play until I'm 45, at least. So for me, my mentality is that I'm going to leave it all on the field and do everything I can to take care of myself. And that’s such a critical thing because if I feel good, I’m going to play good and I think that’s why I’ve been able to be out in the field every time.”

Wilson signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension in April 2019 and is the second-highest-paid NFL player behind Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.