Russell Wilson: I want to be with the Broncos for a long, long time

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While Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson‘s current contract runs through the 2023 season, there’s plenty of reason to believe he’s going to get an extension with the franchise sooner than later.

General Manager George Paton said on Tuesday that while he’d keep any contract discussion in-house, they’ll get a deal done with Wilson “at the right time.”

After Wednesday’s practice, Wilson was asked if he’s given any thought to an extension, given that Kyler Murray just got a new deal and Lamar Jackson is also in line for one with Baltimore.

“I don’t really worry about those guys and what they’re doing,” Wilson said in his press conference. “[It’s] awesome for them. Obviously Kyler, great for him. Obviously, Lamar and his situation — but it has nothing, really, to do with me. I’m excited to be here. I know that. I know I want to be here for a long, long time, hopefully the rest of my career. And just, it’s been a blessing just to be here with these guys. To be here with George Paton, he’s been amazing to me. Coach Hackett, first class, unbelievable mind, unbelievable way how he leads this football team and the rest of the coaching staff, the players, the organization.

“This is a tremendous honor. Every day I look at it as treating every day as a new day. And treating every day as just going into it. That’s my focus, my sole focus, is winning a Super Bowl for the Denver Broncos and more.”

The average annual value of the contract Wilson signed with the Seahawks in 2019 was $35 million. That’s no longer the benchmark, as Murray’s extension is worth $46.1 million annually.

It seems more of a matter of when, not if Wilson will get a new contract. But it doesn’t necessarily seem like it’s going to happen anytime over the next few weeks.

38 responses to “Russell Wilson: I want to be with the Broncos for a long, long time

  1. He said he wanted to be a Seahawk for life too. Then he complained his way right out of town right??

  2. If he is smart (he is already set for life for his grandkids), he will take a good but not ground breaking deal. 9 years 40/m per year. With rolling guarantees every 3 years. So first three years now, in 3 year, the 4-6 become guaranteed, etc. 42 seems to be the age of the end for the health conscious QB.

  3. You have no idea what you are doing. You have not played a game and you have not experienced the ugliness of Mile High.

  4. Of course you say that – you want a big paycheck and a long paycheck and guaranteed for life of the contract.

  5. While watching and listening to the press conference, I said to myself Russell is sounding a lot like Pete Carroll. His words and deliverance remind me of Pete.

  6. He was awesome his first 6 years in the league but the need to be seen as “the best” really hurt him and the Seahawks the last few years. Even he succumbed to the “me” generation.

  7. Of course he does! Denver is one of the best places to live/raise kids in the country. And the fan base loves it’s Broncos
    Ask Peyton…

  8. Denver is a great town and he will fit right in with the new ownership. Time to open the checkbook!

  9. This is nothing but a final money grab for Wilson. Give me 200 and I’ll Kirk cousin your team for the next 4-5 years. I believe he has absolutely no ambition on trying to win another championship.

  10. He talks exactly like Pete. His robot synapses mimic the humans he is exposed to the most. Problem was Pete was not going to pay him $50+ million a year.

  11. ” I want to be here for a long, long time, hopefully the rest of my career.” —- Hmm…where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, right before his agent sent the Seahawks a list of teams he’d waive his no-trade clause for.

  12. Long-time Hawks fan here. My recommendation to Broncos fans is to decompartmentalize the Russell Wilson experience. In practical terms it means:

    – fully enjoy and savor watching him throw the nicest deep ball in the league. When he gets time to throw, he is going to torch defenses.

    – fully enjoy how much he is going to motivate his teammates to excel. He is 100% competitive 24-7 and it is going to permeate the team.

    – fully ignore everything that comes out of his mouth at press conferences. You will never learn what the play call was on a busted play, and you won’t hear him criticize anyone, but you will hear about “guys making plays all over the field”, “getting after it”, and a litany of other canned comments that take several minutes to conclude and tell you nothing important.

    – he’s still going to want more money than Kyler Murray even if he’ll never say out loud that he thinks he’s worth more money than Kyler Murray.

  13. He will get his money.
    What he really wants is control of everything. Play calling, schemes, personnel.

    Seattle didn’t give it to him, then gave him enough a couple seasons ago for half a season when teams figured it out. Schottenheimer pulled him back but then he complained that he couldn’t “cook” anymore. Schottenheimer then got let go and a patsy OC for installed last year.

    Careful Bronco fans, he’s all “golly gee” but if things don’t go his way it’s someone else holding him back. For the immense talent and smart player he is, he doesn’t really come across as a great teammate, and doesn’t do himself any favours with a coaching staff. Not an overnight thing but on 2 to 3 years let’s see how it’s going, my guess is staff chances and personnel he suggests.

    Something about for every good looking girl or guy, there’s someone else sick of them?

  14. And with his good guy act and all that sentiment he used to have about Seattle, I bet he goes into the hall as a Bronco. Better yet, with a dollar sign on his chest. Russ is about Russ man. And the good guy act has worn quite thin. GO NINERS!!!

  15. realitycheckbaby says:
    July 27, 2022 at 8:31 pm
    10 year $500M guaranteed fully.

    Go get ’em Russ.

    LOL
    ——–
    But, that would ONLY be 50 per year, don’t insult DangerRuss……

  16. Mr. Walton, Russ is on the phone again and he says nothing less than 7yrs for $350mil with $250mil guaranteed at signing. What do you want me to tell him?

  17. Russ did same thing to Seahawks. he always said BLAH BLAH LOOK AT ME BLAH BLAH. Man I wish he never play for Broncos. he is worthless!!

  18. Wilson should realize that what we want is not necessarily what we get. In the end it will be determined by the number of W’s and L’s.

  19. Complete a pass before you talk about your longevity as a Bronco. Oops I forgot you have 29 hours in a day, the rest of us only get 24.

  20. If I were the Broncos FO, I’d wait to see how Russ looks at least several games into this season before committing massive money to him into his late-30s.

    He’s already showed some slippage over the last 2 years. Russ backers will say that happened because Carroll is a Neanderthal and the Seahawks were running an outdated offense but also maybe it was also the start of an age-related decline. He really struggled at times with an objectively stronger receiving core in Seattle with both Metcalf and Lockett than the one he’s going to have in Denver.

  21. This guy’s overinflated opinion of himself, is quite entertaining for the rest of us. Very few QBs last until they’re 40 years old and he won’t be one of them. Not even close.

  22. The boy that cried wolf.

    I’ve heard him say this so many times in Seattle..

    He seems to get more phony by the day.

  23. Russ backers will say that happened because Carroll is a Neanderthal and the Seahawks were running an outdated offense but also maybe it was also the start of an age-related decline
    ==========

    They hired a McVay disciple last year.

    Sure, Pete wants to run it. Doesn’t seem to hurt Shanahan at all. 2nd in rushing in their Super Bowl year, 5th last year and got to another Title game.

    Its the same scheme Hackett is bringing with him. So we’re going to get answers in a hurry.

  24. Broncos might as well shut it down right now. No team can afford to pay a qb this much money. All the other teams that do must be cheating. Close them down too. Fold the league. Right guys?

  25. There are two types of teams in the NFL: Those with Franchise Quarterbacks, and those without. Seattle fans are waking up to the fact that they are now in the latter group. Your team has no chance in the NFL without a Franchise Quarterback. Gino and Drew will lead to multiple five-win or fewer seasons. Seattle fans are like the guy whose pretty girlfriend finally woke up and moved on to someone more in her league. They’re bitter and it’s a sad sight.

  26. beauregard says:
    July 28, 2022 at 10:23 am
    There are two types of teams in the NFL: Those with Franchise Quarterbacks, and those without. Seattle fans are waking up to the fact that they are now in the latter group. Your team has no chance in the NFL without a Franchise Quarterback. Gino and Drew will lead to multiple five-win or fewer seasons. Seattle fans are like the guy whose pretty girlfriend finally woke up and moved on to someone more in her league. They’re bitter and it’s a sad sight.
    ———————————————————————
    Spot on! Hawks fans are unbelievably bitter towards Russ. He’s the best QB in their history with 2 SBs and one championship. Most NFLs would love that on a resume.

  27. And we want you in Denver a long, long, loooooong time!

    Sincerely,
    The rest of the AFC West

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