There were low expectations when he was drafted by Seattle in 2012 because he was expected to become Matt Flynn‘s backup initially.
Since then, he became a franchise stalwart after leading the team to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII and guiding them to another appearance in the big game the year after.
In Denver, Wilson is seen as a savior that will resurrect a talent-laden Broncos offense.
But even if the team’s offseason workouts are about to get underway, the nine-time Pro Bowler already likes what he’s experiencing, as shared by Mile High Huddle Deputy Editor Zach Kelberman.
Russ cited the "culture" instilled by new HC Nathaniel Hackett as a driving force behind his desire to join the #Broncos.
Players of his ilk weren't saying that about the last guy in charge. Nothing even close.
It's truly a new day in #BroncosCountry, folks. How fun is this.
— Zack Kelberman (@KelbermanNFL) April 9, 2022
Kelberman tweeted, “Russ cited the ‘culture’ instilled by new HC Nathaniel Hackett as a driving force behind his desire to join the #Broncos. Players of his ilk weren’t saying that about the last guy in charge. Nothing even close. It’s truly a new day in #BroncosCountry, folks. How fun is this.”
The former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator replaced Vic Fangio, who will forever be remembered for an underperforming offense.
With Hackett and Wilson on board, expect the Broncos firepower to haunt the league, especially their AFC West rivals.
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The team at the Mile High City will be head and shoulders above the competition if everything goes well.
Wilson will finally have time to execute plays behind a solid offensive line.
He can hand the ball to Javonte Williams and let him break into a massive gain on the ground.
But the strength of Denver’s offense is in its passing attack.
They may have lost Noah Fant to the Seattle Seahawks, but they still have a scary receiving corps.
Wilson’s composure and leadership also signify a better era in Broncos football.