QB Russell Wilson on His Uncertain Future With the Broncos: “I Want to Be There”

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson in October 2022
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson in October 2022. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI/Shutterstock (13473445a)

The consensus around the league is that the Denver Broncos will move from veteran quarterback Russell Wilson this offseason. However, it appears that Wilson is still holding on to hope that he will get an opportunity to play for the franchise in 2024.

The Broncos decided to bench Wilson towards the end of the 2023 campaign in order to avoid him getting injured, which would cause his 2025 salary to become guaranteed. This was preceded by a contract dispute between the two sides, with Denver asking Wilson to remove the injury guarantee to continue playing and the player refusing.

Despite everything that happened, it appears that Wilson doesn’t feel any resentment for the Broncos.

“I’ve got more fire than ever, honestly, especially over the past two years and what I’ve gone through,” Wilson said during his appearance on the I Am Athlete podcast. “Whether it’s in Denver or somewhere else, I hope it’s in Denver. I hope I get to finish there. I committed there. I wanted to be there. I want to be there.”

Wilson explained that he hopes he can add to his legacy and win at least a couple more Super Bowls before calling it quits.

“I love the city and everything else, but you also want to be in a place that loves you, too,” he added.

Wilson threw for 3,070 yards, 26 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 2023 as the Broncos finished the season 8-9 and missed the playoffs for the eighth consecutive time.

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