For the first time since Peyton Manning hung them up, the Broncos feel optimistic about their starting quarterback. After a decade in Seattle, Russell Wilson packed his bags to take his talents to Denver.
This offseason seemed the perfect timing for Wilson and the Broncos to join their paths. The franchise has failed to make the NFL playoffs since Manning led them to a Super Bowl win in 2016. Meanwhile, the veteran quarterback wanted to lead a contending team again.
Wilson won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2014 — curiously against the Broncos. But he turns 34 this year, so he wants to challenge for another ring before it’s too late. Recently, he revealed that the reason why he moved to Denver is because he feels he can win another title there.
Russell Wilson says Broncos met all his conditions
“It’s been a blessing just to come here, just to come to an amazing city like Denver, to be a part of it with so many amazing teammates and great coaching staff,” Wilson said last week, per DNVR Sports.
“But also, once the trade was going to happen, I said, ‘Hey, listen, I want to make sure that I go to a city that wants to win. I want to make sure I that I go to a team that wants to win. And I want to go to a city that knows how to win.’ And all those three things were checked off the box here in Denver and so I think we’ve got a chance.”
For months, Wilson said he wanted to spend his entire career in Seattle and continue to chase more rings with the Seahawks. However, the team had to face rebuild and he didn’t have time for it. Therefore, when the Broncos knocked his door, he didn’t doubt it.