New Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton isn’t wasting any time establishing drastic changes in Mile High City.
Like ex-New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, Wilson has used his own group of trainers at his team’s workout facility. But while speaking to reporters on Monday, Denver’s new head coach made it clear that his quarterback won’t get special treatment, and that all of his players will be using the Broncos’ staffers.
“That’s foreign to me,” Payton said, per Parker Gabriel of the Denver Post. “That’s not going to take place here. I’m not familiar with it, but our staff will be here, our players will be here and that’ll be it.”
If this sounds familiar, that’s because something similar happened five seasons ago in Foxborough.
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Brady and renowned sports trainer Alex Guerrero worked together extensively during the former’s tenure in New England. But late in the 2017 season, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick banned Guerrero from team plane rides and the sidelines.
Last year, the Broncos acquired Wilson in a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks. He was subsequently handed a lucrative five-year contract extension worth $245 million, seemingly giving Denver a long-term franchise quarterback.
But Wilson’s first year in Denver was a massive disappointment. The nine-time Pro Bowler completed 60.5 percent of his pass attempts for 3,524 passing yards and only 16 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.
First-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett was fired with two games to go, and Jerry Rosburg finished out the season as interim head coach. Last week, the Broncos completed a blockbuster deal with the New Orleans Saints to acquire Payton as their new head coach.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.