- Russell Wilson is entering a new chapter of his career as quarterback of the Denver Broncos
- According to one NFL insider, Russ is already working behind the scenes to recruit top talent to the Broncos before he’s even started in Denver
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The Denver Broncos and new quarterback Russell Wilson have the highest of expectations for next season. Russ wouldn’t have left Seattle if he wasn’t 100% committed to winning a Super Bowl next season and likewise, the Broncos wouldn’t have traded away a ton of assets. Based on history in the NFL, it’s unclear if the trade will pay off but only time will tell.
When the Russell Willson trade was announced, the Denver Broncos Super Bowl odds jumped from 44/1 on March 2nd to 12/1 after the trade. And if Danger Russ reportedly gets his way, those Super Bowl odds will improve even further as he’s been rumored to be recruiting one of his former teammates to come play in Denver.
The player in question Bobby Wagner who played with Russell Wilson for 10 season in Seattle with the Seahawks. They’ve been friends and teammates for a decade and the Seahawks recently released Wagner WITHOUT EVEN TELLING HIM, according to Bobby. Here’s the latest report on a potential reunion between the 8-time Pro Bowl linebacker and Russell Wilson…
Report: Russell Wilson Working Behind The Scenes To Recruit A Huge Asset To Denver
Russell Wilson isn't officially a Bronco yet, but he's doing his best to improve the roster — by recruiting Bobby Wagner to play with him in Denver, per sources.
Former teammates that played 10 years together in Seattle could reunite, though Wagner has an expansive market.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 14, 2022
Russell Wilson is reportedly recruiting former Seahawks teammate Bobby Wagner to join him in Denver, per @TomPelissero pic.twitter.com/TGVXQE3bN1
— PFF (@PFF) March 14, 2022
What we learned w/Broncos today:
-Sign DJ Jones, 3-yr, $30M deal w/$20M gtd
-Sign Ben Braden to 1-yr deal
-Russell Wilson recruiting Bobby Wagner to play in Denver
-Showed interest in Randy Gregory
-Russell Wilson talked to Peyton Manning about Denver & Broncos before trade
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) March 15, 2022
What Can The Denver Broncos Even Afford?
According to Sportrac, the Denver Broncos rank 8th in the NFL with available cap space and currently have $23,507,699 to spend before hitting the cap this off-season.
Prior to being released by the Seattle Seahawks, Bobby Wagner was earning an average of $18 million/year over the past three seasons in a contract worth $40,250,000. He’s not going to come cheap but if Tom Brady’s arrival in Tampa Bay is any indication, Russell Wilson is probably helping make some personnel decisions in Denver.
What are the fans saying?
Everything Russell Wilson does online and in the real world is scrutinized…
He’s already liked a post about recruiting Bobby
— hehe (@cp_318) March 14, 2022
dude had 170 tackles last season. i’m in!
— Drew Engelbart (@DrewEngelbart) March 14, 2022
Russell Wilson is trying to be like LeBron James and bring his own people to the team. Tried to do the same thing with the Seahawks and Antonio brown. Wilson trying to own the broncos now.
— Brock Huard Inner Feelings (@BrockHuardDrago) March 14, 2022
Now we just sit back and wait to see what comes next…