The Denver Broncos finally got the last piece to the puzzle this offseason. They have always had a tough defense with Justin Simmons and Bradey Chubb at the helm. They had the running game last season with Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon. They had the weapons with Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. All they needed was the quarterback. A guy who can make plays and win football games.
Then Russell Wilson was traded to Denver.
It was almost too good to be true when everyone saw the notification of the breaking news. The Broncos gave up a lot to get him, but you have to make sacrifices to win in this sport. And from everything we have seen in training camp, it’s the perfect fit, Wilson and the Broncos.
That was always the thing that the Broncos were harped on for. They never had the quarterback (since 2016). Now that they do, the quarterback is being disrespected. It is almost as if it doesn’t matter what the Broncos do, they will never be good enough for the national media, and neither will Wilson, who has continually proved people wrong.
When he was drafted (3rd round of 2012 draft) no one thought he would be this good. His height made everyone think he couldn’t play in the NFL, as if Drew Brees wasn’t one of the league’s best at the time.
Even after two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl win, he is still being disrespected and doubted.
Broncos’ Wilson is not on the top-10 list of quarterbacks
According to Steve Smith Sr. of NFL.com, Russell Wilson is not a top-10 quarterback in the league. However, Lamar Jackson, who played 12 games last season and went 7-5 in those games, was. He, along with Watson, who hasn’t played in over a year, Dak Prescott, and Mathew Stafford who led the league in interceptions with 17.
In my opinion, Wilson is not better than the top six players on the list in Rodgers, Brady, Mahomes, Allen, Burrow, and Herbert. However, the four that I named, he most certainly is.
You would think Smith Sr. would have a good say on quarterbacks, considering the position he played during his time in the NFL. However, this list is terrible. I don’t know the criteria he based it on, but whatever it is, I know for a fact that Wilson met the criteria.
Wilson has been in the MVP conversation nearly every year. Last season was a bit different. The Seahawks were terrible as a whole. It had nothing to do with Wilson, but instead, the roster built around him. Not to mention his circumstances with the situation of wanting to be traded during the season.
Think of what he has done in the past, then add in what he has now in Denver. The weapons are there. The offensive line is significantly better than he had in Seattle. In fact, this may be the best offensive line he has ever had, and if it isn’t it is certainly up there. To mention the defense is crazy good too.
Wilson is a top-10 quarterback this season. Just watch him go out there and prove everyone wrong again.
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