Russell Wilson was involved in one of the biggest trades the NFL has ever seen that year. The deal sent him from the Pacific Northwest to the town of Mile High to become quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
Ever since Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a Super Bowl 50 win and retired after the season, Denver has gone through a merry-go-round of quarterbacks as they search for their next franchise signal caller. With Russell Wilson turning 33 this year, they appear to have their man for at least the next 4 years, but it could be so much more considering the players are holding out longer than they used to.
The Broncos sent 2 first-round picks, 2 second-round picks, a fifth-round pick along with Drew Lock, Noah Fant, and Shelby Harris in exchange for Wilson and a fourth-round pick. While that certainly sounds like a lot, Denver still has a strong roster and doesn’t now have the quarterback problems they’ve had in recent years.
While the Broncos have made the right moves, the rest of the AFC West hasn’t been idle either. Both the Raiders and Chargers have made massive moves to strengthen their rosters. With that in mind, Chris Broussard shared his thoughts on the division and who the favorites would be.
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Chris Broussard favors Russell Wilson in a stacked AFC West
In a segment of Fox Sports’ ‘The important things first’Chris Broussard was quoted as saying “Kansas City is a great team and they will be a great team for a long time to come. You’ve gotten better. Well, I like the Chiefs and I love Mahomes, but I’m leaning heavily towards Mr. Unlimited in this division! Yes, Russell Wilson and the Broncos!”
Broussard justified his statement with the words “They already had a strong defense and they added Randy Gregory. And Russell Wilson? What about him? A Super Bowl, a Super Bowl appearance, the playoffs 8 times in 10 years. Pete Carroll was an NFL coach before working with Russell Wilson. Oh it’s on and banging in Mile High! Believe that.”
If Russell Wilson wants to take this Broncos team past Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, he’ll have to do his best because he’ll be up against some fearsome defenses. Luckily for the Broncos, they now have an incredible playmaker.
Aside from 2021 due to a finger injury that clearly handicapped him throughout the season, Wilson has thrown for 71 touchdowns on just 18 interceptions in 2020 and 2019. During that span, he also threw for over 4,000 yards and had a passer rating of over 105. Oh, and despite the injury, Wilson was still a pro bowler in 2021, extending his streak to 5 straight and 9 overall.
Patrick Mahomes was amazing. There is no doubt about it. But to see what Wilson has done in his career with an offense that has preferred to run the ball most of the time, that’s pretty incredible too. Airing it out more in Denver, it’s not too hard to see where Chris Broussard is coming from with that prediction.
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