The Denver Broncos are expecting great things now that they have a franchise quarterback on the roster in Russell Wilson. They pulled off the blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks earlier this season and are hoping that he can help elevate the rest of the offense to become contenders in the AFC this season.
Denver will have to get through the gauntlet that is the AFC West, as the Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers are all loaded. The addition of Wilson will help them achieve that.
The players many presume will benefit the most from Wilson’s presence are the wide receivers. The Broncos have a solid group with Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and K.J. Hamler but it was difficult at times to showcase just how good they are with erratic quarterback play.
Jeudy believes that Wilson will help his game a lot. He recently spoke in a press conference about the impact that the veteran quarterback will have on the team.
“He’s a great quarterback, Hall of Fame quarterback that came into the offense as a leader and [is] getting me better as well,” Jeudy said in a press conference. “So he’s going to help me a lot this year.”
Wilson has wasted no time building a relationship with his teammates. His skill set will certainly help the team win games, but he brings so much more to the team than just on-field performance.
Jeudy noted that the offseason program has been positively impacted by the leadership that Wilson provides and the energy that he brings.
“Just his energy — always uplifting guys, always motivating guys to go out there and just keep working hard,” Jeudy said. “Even on those off days, you don’t feel like working or doing anything, he’s the guy that comes up there and gets your mind right for it. So that’s a great guy to be around.”
The Broncos are hoping that Jeudy can take his game to another level in his third season in the NFL. He has yet to truly break out, as his rookie season was marred by inconsistent quarterback performance and he suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 1 last season to put him behind the eight ball.
The No. 15 pick out of Alabama in 2020, Jeudy is primed for a big season with Wilson running the offense.