The Denver Broncos are not winning games. They made the trade for quarterback Russell Wilson last offseason in the hopes he would move the needle. Sadly, the needle did move... in the wrong direction. The question now is whether or not the time to bench him has arrived or if they should just play it out for the remainder of the regular season.
Jason from OverTheCap pointed out that any significant injury that would cause him to fail his physical in March would guarantee him another $37 million.
Russell Wilson already has $39M guaranteed next season. Any kind of significant injury that would not allow him to pass a physical in March would guarantee another $37M. At some point the #Broncos probably have to consider pulling him as starter— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) October 13, 2023
So the benching wouldn’t even necessary be about the losing in that it would be about the team’s decision to move on from Wilson sooner rather than later. They could spread the dead money cap hit over the next two seasons (2024 and 2025) and be done with it. So why risk injury that could cost you another $37 million when you have a potential out with him on the bench the rest of the way out?
Given those salary cap considerations, what do you think the Broncos should do?
What should the Broncos do with Russell Wilson?
This poll is closed
Bench him ASAP with intent to move on from him in 2024
Let it ride and keep him as the starter
Start him for a few more games and if they lose then bench him
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Russell Wilson is terrible, and the Broncos are stuck with him
Denver can’t cut or trade Russell Wilson for a very long time.