Russell Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and he knows it. He also knows that he deserves better than what the Seattle Seahawks have given him in terms of protection, weapons and coaching.
That’s why he made headlines earlier this offseason when he expressed his frustration with the team and listed four potential trade destinations: the Chicago Bears, the New Orleans Saints, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos.
The Seahawks have not traded Wilson yet, and they may not do so at all. But that doesn’t mean that Wilson has given up on his leverage or his desire to play elsewhere. On Wednesday, he sent a subtle but clear message to the Broncos on the first day of their organized team activities (OTAs).
Wilson posted a video on his Instagram story of him working out with two of his former teammates: wide receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Nick Vannett. Both players are currently free agents, but they have ties to the Broncos. Marshall played for Denver from 2009 to 2014, and Vannett spent part of last season with the team.
Final Thoughts: Russell Wilson Sends Message to Broncos on Day 1 of OTAs
Russell Wilson’s decision to work out with Brandon Marshall and Nick Vannett, two players with ties to the Denver Broncos, on the first day of the Broncos’ organized team activities (OTAs) is significant. It sends a subtle but clear message to the Broncos that Wilson is interested in playing for them and that he is willing to do what it takes to make it happen.
Wilson’s frustration with the Seattle Seahawks is well-documented, and he has made it clear that he wants to play for a team that can give him the support and resources he needs to succeed. The Broncos, with their strong defense and promising young offensive weapons, could be that team.
Of course, there are no guarantees that the Broncos will pursue Wilson, or that the Seahawks will be willing to trade him. But by working out with Marshall and Vannett, Wilson is showing that he is serious about exploring his options and that he is willing to put in the work to make a potential move to Denver a reality.
It will be interesting to see how this situation develops over the coming weeks and months. But one thing is clear: Russell Wilson is keeping his options open, and the Denver Broncos could be a serious contender for his services if he becomes available.