Russell Wilson Takes Blame For Interception: ‘I’m The One Who Threw It’

Russell Wilson took responsibility for the Seattle Seahawks’ final drive.

With a Super Bowl victory on the line, the Seahawks surprisingly opted not to hand the ball off to one of the best running backs in the NFL in Marshawn Lynch on the 1-yard line. Instead, Malcolm Butler became a household name as he picked off Russell Wilson’s pass intended for Ricardo Lockette to seal the Pats’ 28-24 win.

Many have been pointing the finger at head coach Pete Carroll for the disastrous play call, but Wilson wasn’t letting his coach take the fall.

“I put the blame on me — I’m the one who threw it,” Wilson said, per “It’s something you learn from, it’s something you grow from. I’m proud of our guys about the way that we got down the field there in that situation. We had so many great plays, and we’re right there. We’ll just keep learning and keep growing.”

While Wilson held himself accountable for the costly pick, he also gave credit to the undrafted rookie cornerback for making the play.

”I hate losing,” Wilson said. ”It was one play that he made a great play on.”

Thumbnail photo via Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Images

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