In a stunning turn of events, the Denver Broncos are reportedly planning on cutting quarterback Russell Wilson at the end of the season, according to The Athletic’s Dianna Russini, a move that had been brewing for nearly two months.
Russell Wilson is expecting to be cut by the Denver Broncos in March, per league sources. For almost two months, the quarterback has been starting knowing the organization was most likely going to move on him from after this season.— Dianna Russini (@DMRussini) December 28, 2023
Wilson, 35, is in his second season with the Broncos, and his first with head coach Sean Payton at the helm.
Having signed a five-year extension following the massive trade between the Seahawks and the Broncos, Wilson has $37 million guaranteed for injury in 2025 that vests on the fifth day of the league year in 2024, and benching the quarterback provides the Broncos with financial flexibility heading into the offseason.
Wilson, a former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback, has been through a tumultuous season, most recently highlighted with a tough loss to the reeling New England Patriots that dropped the Denver Broncos further down the playoff race with two weeks left.
Now, with Wilson benched, the Broncos will go to Jarrett Stidham as their quarterback for the likely last games of the season.
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