"It creates urgency and energy around the program" - Colin Cowherd highlights how Russell Wilson's presence could be pivotal for Broncos' success

Denver Broncos Introduce Quarterback Russell Wilson
Denver Broncos Introduce Quarterback Russell Wilson
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Russell Wilson made his long anticipated move away from the Seattle Seahawks this offseason. His destination was the Denver Broncos, with the Broncos hoping to have finally ended their elongated search for Peyton Manning's heir. NFL analyst Colin Cowherd certainly believes that is the case.

Cowherd was discussing Denver's new quarterback on his podcast, The Herd. He believes that the Super Bowl-winning quarterback will completely alter the dynamic for the Broncos and become the catalyst for an already talented roster.

Cowherd said:

"When you come to a team and all they need is a catalyst, there is a certain energy that you bring to a team and hopefulness. And let's be honest, Aaron Rodgers won back-to-back MVP. He's played his best football with Nathaniel Hackett, who is now Russell Wilson's coach. Now they have five primetime games and seven nationally televised games. I actually think it helps them. It creates urgency and energy around the program."

He continued:

"I think they have the perfect mix of youth between their coach and some of their defensive and offensive players and solid veteran guys. I love their roster. I know it's a hard division, but that helps Russell Wilson."

Wilson is most certainly a huge upgrade for the Denver Broncos. However, they reside in the AFC West alongside the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders. Many experts consider this to be far and away the toughest division in the NFL.


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Can’t wait for this Courtland Sutton to come back 😤

Regardless of how well Wilson can cook, he still needs some quality ingredients to work with. Nonetheless, he certainly won't be short of offensive talent. Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton have the potential to be one of the best wide receiver duos in the league.

In 2019, Sutton looked to be developing into one of the NFL's premier receivers. That was before his upward trajectory was stalled by an ACL tear that cost him the entirety of the 2020-21 season. Sutton returned last year, but struggled to hit the same heights in a limited Broncos offense.

Filthy route here by Jerry Jeudy.

Jeudy's NFL career has been almost like a carbon copy of Sutton's. Flashes of brilliance and lots of potential curtailed by injury and the restrictions of poor quarterback play. Both have plenty to prove this year and both have the talent to do so.

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One of the quiet successes of last season was rookie running back Javonte Williams. He accumulated 1,200 scrimmage yards and showed the ability to become a premier duel-threat back in the NFL. If Wilson can get those three to click, the Broncos will be a handful for anybody.

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