Russell Wilson Doesn’t Hold Back On Feelings For Broncos

Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
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The Denver Broncos are almost surely going to release Russell Wilson. Everyone knows this.

The Broncos made this very clear when they benched Wilson for the final two games of the regular season after he declined to defer his injury guarantee.

It’s also blatantly obvious that Wilson does not jive with head coach Sean Payton.

So, before Wilson’s $37 million salary for 2024 becomes fully guaranteed on March 17, Denver will almost certainly part ways with the nine-time Pro Bowler.

But Wilson actually wants to remain in the Mile High City.

“I’ve got more fire than ever, honestly,” Wilson said during an appearance on I Am Athlete. “Especially over the past two years of what I’ve gone through. Whether it’s in Denver or somewhere else. I hope it’s in Denver. You know, I hope I get to finish there. I committed there. I wanted to be there. I want to be there.”

The Broncos acquired Wilson in a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks back in March 2022. Wilson’s first season in Denver was an unmitigated disaster, as he totaled 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in what was the worst year of his career.

However, this past season, Wilson rebounded, throwing for 3,070 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight picks while completing 66.4 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 98.

“I would put Denver one because I’m there right now,” Wilson continued. “You know, I think you have to have the ability to compartmentalize. I think you have the ability to compartmentalize that, ‘Listen, it’s a business.’ Got to be also non-emotional about it too, at the same time.”

Regardless of how much Wilson wants to stay with the Broncos, Denver ultimately has the final say, and chances are, the franchise will be cutting him loose in the coming weeks.

It will probably end up being a good thing for Wilson, as he will then have the opportunity to join a team that is closer to contention and actually values him.

We’ll see what becomes of Russell Wilson over the next month, but one thing we do know is that his future is definitely not in Denver.

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