Nathaniel Hackett: Russell Wilson set to start on Sunday

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Russell Wilson is indeed ready to rock.

Via multiple reporters, Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett said after Friday’s practice in London that, barring any setbacks, Wilson will start at quarterback against the Jaguars on Sunday.

Hackett noted that Wilson was a full participant in the last session of the week. Wilson was limited on Wednesday and Thursday.

Hackett also said there was some thought to holding Wilson out on Sunday given that the Broncos have their bye next week to give him extra time to heal. But that apparently wasn’t given too much consideration.

“You talk to Russ and mention that, it’s not a great discussion,” Hackett said, via Mike Klis of KUSA. “But in the end, if he can go, we want him to be able to play.”

Wilson missed last week’s game against the Jets after suffering the hamstring injury late in the Week Six overtime loss to the Chargers.

In his first season with the Broncos, Wilson has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,442 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions.

19 responses to “Nathaniel Hackett: Russell Wilson set to start on Sunday

  1. I’ve watched Russell Wilson play football. That isn’t Russell Wilson. It’s an imposter.

  2. “Not a great discussion” …so Wilson plays through injury to the detriment of the team because the coach has no cajones. Might as well just make Wilson the coach as Hackett is not the one calling the shots in Denver.

  3. imagine trying to sleep on a trans continental flight and this dork is doing high knees in the aisle.

  4. So the cure too a partially torn hamstring is high knees at 35,000 feet. Who knew?

  5. Somebody in the front office needs to step in. They’ve got millions invested in Wilson and are stuck with him for several more years. Makes no sense for him to play hurt in an already lost season. Heal him up and then see if he looks better for the new coach whether that be next season or an interim later this year.

  6. “If (when) he has another bad game he will have another mysterious injury.”

    Every game, even their two wins, have been bad games for him so far – so if this was the case we wouldn’t have seen him after week one. Which may have been better for everyone in Broncos country.

  7. Two facts: First, Russ desperately wants to prove he’s a top QB in any offense. Two, Hackett continues to run an offense that plays against Russ’ skill set (along with the NFL defenses having figured out that offense, see Green Bay).

  8. In related news, Nathaniel Hackett’s flight back to the US will be leaving at the start of the 3rd quarter.

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