Former Denver Broncos legendary tight end Shannon Sharpe is not a fan of Russell Wilson and he seems to think a lot of players in the locker room feel the same exact way.
Sharpe likely has a beat on how players might feel about Wilson given his close ties to the Broncos’ organization.
This week on ‘The Undisputed,’ he made it clear why he has not earned the respect of the locker room because of how he acts.
“Russell Wilson wants to be famous more than he wants to be a good football player. The players inside that locker room don’t like him! He has not earned their respect. He thinks he’s better than they are and they sense it.”
Sharpe — who played 12 seasons for the Broncos and won two championships with the team — added how the quarterback’s ego has ballooned.
“I don’t know who the head coach is gonna be, but the first thing you do [is say], ‘Russell Wilson, I’m locking this office. You will no longer have an office. All those parking spaces you get the stadium, they’re gone too — because you’re putting yourself in front of the team.’ I said it before, I’ll say it again, and I stand by it: You ticked a lot of people off with your attitude, bro. You can come out here and talk about how we’re a team and I’m good with my teammates, but deep down inside, they’re seething, and I’m gonna leave it at that,” Sharpe said.
This is troubling considering the financial commitment Denver made to Wilson this season.
Wilson arrived in Denver in March after a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Before he actually played a game, Wilson was awarded a five-year, $245 million contract extension with the Broncos. The franchise won’t be able to get out of it for at least the next three season with $107 million in dead cap for 2023, $85 million in 2024, and $49.6 million in 2025.
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