Russell Wilson: I came to the Broncos to win, so whatever it takes to do that

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Russell Wilson looked out of place in a blue-and-orange No. 3 jersey. That will take some time getting used to.

“It’s a blessing to wear this jersey,” Wilson said Monday.

Wilson didn’t slip and say, “Go Hawks!” at the end of his news conference after his first practice at the team facility. He instead said, “Let’s ride!” after the Broncos finished their first day of a three-day voluntary minicamp.

“I want to be here obviously, to live here, and hopefully I can get to finish my career here and all that stuff, too,” Wilson said. “I’m just taking it one day at a time.”

In 158 starts in Seattle, Wilson went 104-53-1. Among quarterbacks, only Peyton Manning had more wins in the first 10 seasons of his Hall of Fame career with 105.

Last season was the first season in Wilson’s career that he finished with a losing record.

The Broncos won with John Elway and Manning as their quarterback, but since Manning’s retirement following the 2015 season, Denver is only 39-58 and has started 10 quarterbacks. The Broncos, though, are confident they finally have another franchise quarterback.

“At the end of the day, this is a winning organization,” Wilson said. “That’s one of the reasons why it made sense for me if I was going to go somewhere I had to go somewhere that wanted to win, and this is one of those places that definitely wants to do that.”

That is the one and only reason Wilson OK’d a trade to Denver, he said.

“I came here to win. I came here to win,” he said. “That’s our mindset, so whatever it takes to do that, we’re going to do.”

After back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Wilson and the Seahawks went only 3-5 in the postseason the rest of his career in Seattle. Now, he gets to start over in Denver.

“What I would say to any young player coming in is take advantage of your opportunity,” Wilson said. “I always say dreams come true when you capitalize on opportunities, so take advantage of it. So I was fortunate to be able to take advantage of mine. I’ve still got more to do. I’ve still got some more opportunities to take advantage of.”

23 responses to “Russell Wilson: I came to the Broncos to win, so whatever it takes to do that

  1. Bronco fans, you need to win this year with RW because he will definitely not give any discounts on his next contract so I would imagine it’s going to be upwards of 50 million a season and you can’t pay that much of the salary cap and expect to win a super bowl

  2. We won 39 games since Manning left? It sure doesn’t feel like it. Whatever. Let’s Ride!!!

  3. The guy gave up on his team and fans. This isnt like your normal job. You have people that dedicate their time and money and emotion to their team. That says what we need to know about his character.

  4. 50Stars says:
    April 25, 2022 at 7:13 pm
    The guy gave up on his team and fans. This isnt like your normal job. You have people that dedicate their time and money and emotion to their team. That says what we need to know about his character.


    His GM and HC never acknowledged him as part of the organization, just a piece. Draft picks are always a bust, never invested in the OLine, and the offensive system is just outdated thanks to Pete Carroll. That organization was lucky to have Wilson.

  5. Russell Wilson is a winner and a first ballot HOF QB. He’s still in his prime.

  6. 4th best team in the division. Wilson’s going to get killed behind that o line

  7. And this whole time I thought you wanted to lose.. this guy has it all figured out.

  8. He’s definitely lost his edge a bit, last year showed that….Denver is not getting what they think they and on top of that they’re gonna have to pay the piper soon…fun to watch..

  9. My Raiders will be in 1st place this year, Sorry Donks and 1 year dynasty Cheifs fans.

  10. Russ was a large part of bringing Seattle their first Lombardi. He didn’t piss in anyone’s cheerios while he was there, he just played. He took care of his team’s community. I have no hard feelings toward him. I don’t think the team is better without him. He will be missed by his teammates and most fans. I’ll always pull for him. I just hope it isn’t another 30 years before Seattle can put another competitive team together.

  11. He wants to finish his career there? Just like he wanted to finish it in Seattle while he was forcing his way out? The guy is such a phony, disingenuous blowhard. Enjoy the corny soundbites, Denver.

  12. i can’t believe he didn’t mention his next three super bowl wins or his “legacy”
    is he maturing?

  13. Come on Russ, don’t you remember the first SB. The defense won the game not you. Second SB it’s defense game and you blew it with stupid pass instead give ball to Beast Mode. Why? because he doesn’t want Beast Mode get MVP. It’s all about himself….BLAH BLAH BLAH LOOK AT ME BLAH BLAH BLAH

  14. “Let’s Ride!”
    Wilson already has it trademarked and is printing it on T-shirts & coffee mugs at this moment.

  15. When the Broncos have a winning season all these naysayers won’t be anywhere to be found. Brady and Stafford turned out to be a bad trade too didn’t it

  16. Lets ride? How many times did he practice that in the last 8 weeks? His lameness is almost painful.

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