The Denver Broncos Team on the rise. Although this is one of the highest-grossing and most well-known NFL franchises of all time, the bloom has waned from the rose over the past six seasons of playoff incompetence.
At least, that’s the national perspective. And why is this important? Because regardless of the national perception of the Broncos, it’s safe to say that players — and potential independent agents — across the NFL are buying them off hook, line, and sinking.
This makes it more difficult to hire a free agency. But if this year’s schedule is any indication, the Broncos’ national profile is back in the spotlight, as evidenced by the NFL’s massive five games for Denver.
If newly paid Russell Wilson had his guards, Mile High City would become a “destination location” for free NFL agents across the fruitful plain.
“For me, it was really about being able to win trophies and being able to have enough space in the salary cap so that George could work his magic and we could get the players to like it. [OLB] Randy Gregory when he comes in with a great team or players,” Wilson said last Thursday as celebrate Five years, $245 million extension Signed with Broncos. “We want to make this a destination site. It’s one of those things [where] We have an amazing tradition, an amazing football team.”
At the height of Denver’s Peyton Manning era, the Broncos was absolutely a “destination site” for free agents. DeMarcus Ware, TJ Ward, Aqib Talib, and Emmanuel Sanders are just a handful of NFL veterans who might have taken a little less money to get their star on the Broncos.
I paid them dividends, as every player named above helped bring back the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 50.
Without a doubt, the Broncos exude tradition. The name still holds some cache, even if it has lost some of its luster recently.
Having a quarterback franchise firmly entrenched is the first step toward reclaiming some of that profile. Next is winning football matches on Sunday.
Wilson aims to do so with enthusiasm.
“My focus – obviously my first focus was winning,” Wilson said. “That’s why I came here, it was winning. My first focus was winning and doing everything, the whole process. We are on this journey now and looking forward to it.”
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When Wilson was introduced to the media in Denver in March, he took on the challenge in West Asia, stating that he aimed to end his career with the Broncos and suspend a few Lombardy Awards at UCHealth Training Center.
Wilson said back in March: “My goal is to play another 10 or 12 years and hopefully win three or four more Super Bowls. That’s the plan. That’s the mindset. That’s why I came here, and I hope I can finish my career here, And to finish as a champion and to do it multiple times. That’s my mentality.”
The Broncos laid the initial foundation to ensure Wilson had a chance to end his career here. The Pro Bowler is under a nine-time contract until the 2028 season.
Entering his 34-year-old season, Wilson will be 40 when his current contract expires. Who knows what will happen now and then?
Seven years is a good number to start with. This number carries some high meaning.
That leaves Wilson plenty of time to finish the work of winning another three or four Super Bowls. Four episodes in seven years? He is ambitious.
But I won’t put it later First winner quarterback in NFL history during his first 10 seasons. Take it by the inch, it’s straps. Next to the yard, it becomes difficult.
First thing’s first: Wilson and the Broncos have a road date with Seattle Seahawks on me Monday Night Football And the only way to properly start this exciting new era in Mile High City is to defeat his former 10-year team and get this monkey off his back.
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