Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson turned down ABC’s hit show “Dancing With The Stars” after winning last year’s Super Bowl.
But according to an Instagram from DWTS star Karina Smirnoff, Wilson, who led a miracle comeback last week to beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in overtime to earn the right to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st, will do the show if he keeps a promise that was made while the two were hanging out last fall.
“So….calling out @dangerusswilson ‘if I win this year’s #SuperBowl, I’ll do next season of @dancingabc #DWTS,'” Smirnoff wrote on Instagram. “Ok-Should we hold him to it?!?!”
“They made a deal a couple months back that if he wins the 2015 Super Bowl, he would dance as her partner for Season 20 of ‘Dancing With the Stars,'” a source told Yahoo.
Wilson, 25, had expressed his desire to appear on the show after beating the Denver Broncos in last February’s Super Bowl. But when push came to shove, his dancing shoes turned cold.
“I’m going to do it, at some point,” Wilson told Access Hollywood. “I love ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ I love watching and I love dancing myself, so hopefully I can win it. Some of the people are pretty good dancers and performers. Hopefully, it will help me to win it. But who knows, I need to focus on my football career right now.”
Five NFL players have competed on DWTS while still active in the league — Jason Taylor, Chad Ochocino, Hines Ward, Donald Driver and Jacoby Jones.
Football players have done well on the show. All of the active players finished fourth or higher with Ward and Driver winning the title in their respective seasons.
A video of Wilson dancing this past Christmas with his grandmother was a big hit on the Internet.
First things first… beat the Patriots.