Russell Wilson is entering his second season as quarterback for the Denver Broncos, but he may already be at risk to lose his job.
The 2022 season saw him traded from the Seattle Seahawks just for him to sign a huge new contract. He then did not deliver a damn thing on the field.
For this reason, former NFL General Manager Mike Tannenbaum believes the 34-year-old will be fighting for his job in 2023.
“Russell Wilson isn’t fighting for his legacy, he’s fighting for his job,” Tannenbaum said on ESPN’s Get Up. They (Denver) will draft his replacement if he (Wilson) doesn’t do everything he (Payton) says from day one.”
Payton has only been in Denver for a few months, but he has already established a completely different mentality within the organization.
“If you go back to his press conference, Sean Payton talked about there will be no outside coaches or mentors in the building,” Tannenbaum continued. “He (Payton) is the new sheriff in town, and is beholden to no one, including Russell Wilson’s guaranteed money.”
Wilson signed a five-year, $245 million contract extension with the Broncos following his blockbuster trade from the Seattle Seahawks, but he just might be bringing in the money while riding the bench if he doesn’t play well.
Following that contract signing, he delivered the worst season of his career, completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 3524 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
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