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It is nice having a franchise quarterback again

Russell Wilson is setting up the Denver Broncos for a big step forward offensively in 2022. It is nice to see a quarterback leading in the offseason for a change

Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks at Century Field Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images

We’ve been nuts about quarterbacks for decades. I’ve gotten hyped in the past few years over talk in the offseason about our young QBs working out with the receivers before OTAs. It is a question the media asks the Broncos every year around now.

But looking back, I realize the hype I felt was just a large dose of hopium from me being a fan.

Fast forward to today and I read an article asking Peyton Manning about Russell Wilson and I am feeling the same hype, but it sure seems more real. Wilson has more chutzpah than any of the “starting” quarterbacks we’ve had in Denver in the past five seasons. He’s also kind enough to put out some nice PR tweets with workout video footage.

Is it a bit cheesy? Absolutely.

Does it feel a little staged? You bet.

Am I more excited for Broncos football than I have been since Super Bowl 50?

Damn skippy I am.

(But seriously...can everyone stop saying, “Let’s ride.” I’m already so over it.)

Broncos News

Mile High Morning: Peyton Manning shares his perspective on Russell Wilson joining the Broncos
"His ability to scramble out of the pocket and also make every throw from within the pocket — that’s something that is unique," Manning told The Denver Post.

Mile High Morning: The Athletic ranks the Broncos’ best fantasy football players of all time
In celebration of 60 years since the invention of fantasy football, The Athletic is ranking each NFL team's best fantasy players.

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2022 NFL Draft: Six Round 1 trades that would make sense
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Saints release QB Blake Bortles after Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton signings
The New Orleans Saints released QB Blake Bortles despite signing the former No. 3 overall pick to a reserve/future contract in January. The release comes following the team's re-signing of Jameis Winston and addition of veteran Andy Dalton.

Rob Gronkowski says he's 'not ready to commit' to another NFL season
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Doug Sutherland, part of Minnesota Vikings' Purple People Eaters defensive line, dies at age 73
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New York Jets donating $1 million to aid relief efforts in Ukraine
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Bruce Arians retirement: Who knew what and when - Sports Illustrated
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2028 Olympics: NFL pushing for flag football to be included - Sports Illustrated
This idea is a part of the league’s 10-year international growth plan in order to increase the number of football fans around the world.