It’s been seven years since the Denver Broncos last made the playoffs.
During that year, Peyton Manning led the team to victory in Super Bowl 50 against the heavily-favored Carolina Panthers.
While the Hall of Famer didn’t necessarily do well during the final game of his NFL career (141 yards, one interception), he became the first quarterback to lead two franchises to Super Bowl victories.
In 2022, Russell Wilson is looking to become the third signal-caller to achieve that feat.
However, he will be the first quarterback to fulfill the distinction that ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter pointed out.
Russell Wilson now will become the first quarterback to start for a team that he beat in the Super Bowl, according to ESPN Stats & Information. pic.twitter.com/y5uedOV502
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022
Schefter said, “Russell Wilson now will become the first quarterback to start for a team that he beat in the Super Bowl, according to ESPN Stats & Information.”
What a way to take back the agony he dealt the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Aside from Wilson, the Broncos also received a 2022 fourth-round pick from the Seattle Seahawks.
The picks include first and second-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 drafts, as well as a fifth-rounder in the 2022 draft.
The Broncos could not care less about losing those picks because they got the quarterback who can get them over the hump.
Besides, they still have nine picks in 2022, two coming from the Von Miller trade.
Wilson’s Performance In Super Bowl XLVIII
The Seahawks’ Legion of Boom made life difficult for the Broncos’ Manning during that game.
In the end, Seattle won convincingly, 43-8, and Wilson finished the game with 206 yards and two touchdowns.
The Seahawks marched to a 36-0 lead before the Broncos scored.
It remains the only Super Bowl win in the Seahawks’ franchise history.
However, Wilson can win his second championship with a talented Broncos roster.