The Denver Broncos are hoping to have a much more successful season in 2023.
Last year they entered with high expectations after trading for star quarterback Russell Wilson.
But, Wilson played poorly and coach Nathaniel Hackett was fired before even finishing his first year.
Now, the Broncos have raised the stakes heading into the 2023 season.
They acquired former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and he has been tasked with fixing the offense.
Denver had one of the worst offenses in the NFL last season, and that is not something Payton has ever had.
He should be able to get the best out of Wilson, but the two need to have a good relationship.
It appears that Payton already feels comfortable joking with Wilson, as he did in his recent press conference.
According to Mat Smith, Payton mentioned how he hopes his team can “keep the golf carts upright.”
This was a dig at Wilson, who got into a golf cart accident earlier in the week.
“I don’t want the players pulling into the parking lot feeling like they’re coming to FB practice in April. It’s just not happening. So, it’s great to see these guys around. Hopefully we can keep the golf carts upright.”
– Sean Payton at the Broncos Pre-Draft Presser
— Mat Smith (@RealMatSmith) April 20, 2023
Many fans thought this subtle joke by Payton was quite funny.
— Ronnie Allen Evans (@RonnieAEvans) April 21, 2023
— Shotty Biggins (@sgarzahawks12) April 20, 2023
So far you can get the sense that Broncos fans are happy to have Payton as their new coach.
Sean Payton >>> https://t.co/izhXR7d7VG
— John (@superbowl3n) April 20, 2023
Payton has a long history of winning in New Orleans and that is the expectation in Denver.
Some people believe that Wilson might be washed.
Payton is out to prove that his quarterback can still play and lead the Broncos back to the playoffs.
That's a little insight into the relationship with Russ
— Hunter Kendall 📚 (@HunterKendall16) April 20, 2023
Their relationship seems to be off to a positive start.NEXT: Broncos GM Speaks Out On Jerry Jeudy Trade Rumors