Russell Wilson finds himself sidelined by the Denver Broncos as Week 17 approaches, and the seasoned quarterback is not concealing his sentiments on the matter.
Following the revelation on Wednesday that the Broncos are opting for Jarrett Stidham over Wilson, the quarterback took to social media to express his thoughts. Wilson “liked” several posts highlighting his superior statistical performance compared to some of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, including Patrick Mahomes.
Additionally, he showed approval for posts related to reports that the Broncos had threatened to bench him in October unless he agreed to defer certain injury guarantees in his contract. Wilson’s actions suggest that the reported threat holds credibility.
Despite the situation, Wilson shared a positive message: “God’s got me. Looking forward to what’s next.”
Broncos head coach Sean Payton asserts that the quarterback change aims to enhance the team’s chances of winning, yet many suspect financial considerations may be the driving force.
There’s speculation that Denver might contemplate releasing Wilson after the season, willing to absorb a significant financial hit in 2024 to sever ties with any financial obligations to the quarterback in 2025.
In any case, Wilson maintains a belief that his performance warrants him retaining his position.