LB Mack Wilson (8.6.21)

On the birth of his first child:

“It was a humbling experience for me just being able to see my girl go through all of that pain and stuff like that. It was crazy. I was mind blown.”

On how determined he was to get off to a fresh start at training camp:

“First of all, after the season, I had time to think to myself about all of the things I went through personally last season with injuries and stuff like that. I never felt like I was myself. I was down. I wanted to quit at times, but I found a way to keep myself motivated to get through last season. This offseason I just had a lot of time to think. Finding out that I had a son on the way, it really motivated me to work extremely hard this offseason. That is what I did.”

On when he found out that he had a son on the way:

“I found out I think it was before the Chiefs game that I was having a son on the way.”

On saying he thought about quitting at one point:

“Yeah, that is how down I was. Mentally, we go through a lot as football players. When I got hurt, it was one of my worst moments in my life. Just coming back, I never felt like I was myself. I did not feel like I was producing on the field, I could not move like I wanted to. I was missing plays that I knew I should make. I was in a dark place. I was able to climb back because that is what true fighters do. I am happy where I am at right now, but there is still work to do.”

On if he was getting help when he was struggling last year:

“Definitely, I was talking to my parents and my godfather. My girl was there for me when I needed someone to talk to. They really were what helped me get through that tough time.”

On if he was dealing with pain from the injury or if he just was not able to play how he was used to that had him down:

“I just was not myself. I could not move like I am used to. Like I said, I was missing plays that I can make in my sleep.”

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