The Denver Broncos acquired Russell Wilson this offseason via trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Now, Wilson is ready to take on his former team in Week 1 on national TV. Monday Night Football should be a ton of fun.
Wilson did so much for the Seahawks organization. He won them a Super Bowl ring, actually beating the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48, 43-8.
The next year in Super Bowl 49, the Seahawks had a chance to win their second Super Bowl. All they had to do was run the ball with Marshawn Lynch. If they had, we’d be talking about Wilson having two rings.
The conversation about him being the best in the league started after those two years, and rightfully so. Since then, that has sort of died down. However, Wilson still thinks he has it.
“I think every year you have to prove that,” Russell Wilson told the media on Thursday when asked about being the best in the world. “I think every year you have to go out and show that every day. I have always thought about just getting better every day.
“I think the other part of it too is that you want your career to be a reflection of being the best in the world. I think my first ten years have been a positive reflection, but there’s more to do, a lot more to do, a lot more I want to do, a lot more we have to do as a team, so that’s what I’m excited about.”
Wilson has just one losing season in 10 years. That one year was last year when he missed three games due to injury, and the team still finished 6-8. One could make a case that he’d still have a winning season last year had he not missed.
And let’s not look past that roster Seattle put together last season as well. Brutal.
Monday Night Football against his former team will be a great way for the new Broncos quarterback to show that he is still one of the best in the world. A lot of people will be watching that game, and rightfully so.
We have heard things in the past about the killer mentality Wilson can show when he wants to. Look for him to do just that on Monday.
He’s playing the team that tried trading him in 2018, three years removed from his second Super Bowl performance. The same team that traded him this past summer, and still has yet to acknowledge everything he has done for that franchise.
He is playing the coach that never trusted him enough to do anything other than run the ball.
This Monday should be fun, and I’m looking forward to Wilson showing that he is still one of the best in the world.
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