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Relevancy returns to Broncos with Russell Wilson trade

It still feels good, doesn’t it?

Celebrity Sightings in Los Angeles, California - February 13, 2022 Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images

On Monday of this week, hopes in Denver were high for Aaron Rodgers. This Friday, Broncos Country woke up again with Russell Wilson soon to be their new quarterback. What a week it’s been!

The annoying quarterback carousel graphic fans have had to endure game-after-game will persist into this year, but it now has a happy ending, Russell Wilson. Bring it on.

As a fan who came of age in the 1980’s, I had never experienced the level of ineptitude and anguish these last six season had wrought. The Broncos, even at their worst, were never down for long. It was rarified air to have them mentioned in the same company as the Jets and Detroit. That’s over. No more.

The Denver Broncos are indeed going to score a lot of points. Gone are the days of holding opposing teams under-20 while the Broncos can only manage under-17 for the loss. If you became a fan of red zone stalls and 3rd and long, you’re about to see a whole new brand of Broncos football. It’s about time.

The best part about the Broncos getting Russell Wilson is that new head coach Nathaniel Hackett is going to be able to invent an exciting offense around his talented new blue-chip quarterback. Toss off the shackles of a below-bottom tier QB in Drew Lock and enjoy the ride, Broncos Country.

It’s going to be an amazing season.

HORSE TRACKS

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NFL Draft 2022: Alabama WRs Jameson Williams, John Metchie III recovering quickly from torn ACLs, per report - CBSSports.com
Williams' draft stock may increase depending on his rehab

NFL Top 100 2022 free agents: J.C. Jackson highest-ranked player to avoid the tag - ProFootballTalk

NFL updates, latest league news from Friday, March 11
The Cleveland Browns plan to tender RFA running back D'Ernest Johnson, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.

Cowboys having active trade conversations involving tackle La'el Collins
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Fox says NFL has been helping, not obstructing, USFL launch - ProFootballTalk

Saints restructure Alvin Kamara's contract - ProFootballTalk

Jury finds former Minnesota Vikings CB Jeff Gladney not guilty on felony assault charge
Former Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney was found not guilty on felony assault charges Thursday by a Dallas jury.

Source: Sterling Shepard reworks deal, staying with New York Giants
Wide receiver Sterling Shepard will be back with the Giants this coming season on a reworked one-year deal, a source said.

Lawyers for woman suing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones - Client isn't motivated by money
Lawyers for Alexandra Davis, who is suing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, say their client just wants a judge to toss out an agreement that "attempts to prohibit her from stating who her real father is."