Following his split with the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson is hoping to follow Manning’s lead by finding success in Denver as well. If he cannot do it in year one, he seems to have hope of being around for a few years to give himself multiple chances.
The talk around the Broncos this offseason is the new QB as well as the sale of the team. Four names have emerged as lead partners of those four groups, according to a source: Rob Walton, Josh Harris, Mat Ishbia, and Jose E. Feliciano.
Whoever wins out will have to bring their wallet out and make the QB a really happy guy soon with a new contract.
“The first order of the business for the new owner will be to sign Russell Wilson to a contract extension,” 9News’ Mike Klis reported Wednesday. “Five years and $250 million will be his asking price.”
Wilson is 33 and once said he is hoping to play until he is 45-years-old. If that happens, it means he would have put up seven seasons in Denver.
Wilson’s 2021 campaign was marred by a finger injury that cost him three games and snapped his 164 consecutive-starts streak. It also accelerated his departure that resulted in a blockbuster March trade sending Wilson to the Mile High City for a package of picks and players.
In four seasons, Manning won four division titles and reached a pair of Super Bowls. Broncos fans can only hope Wilson has similar on-field success.
The 33-year-old spent the first decade of his career with the Seahawks and finished as the franchise’s all-time leader in completions (3,079), passing yards (37,059), and passing touchdowns (292). In 10 seasons, he earned nine Pro Bowl nods. The 2012 third-round draft pick also made two Super Bowl appearances, winning one.