After Shambolic Humiliation At The Hands Of The Dolphins, Will 34YO Broncos QB Russell Wilson Retire?

Published 09/25/2023, 7:29 AM EDT

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The Denver Broncos just displayed the worst performance in the franchise’s history of playing the sport. They allowed 700 yards and 70 points against the Miami Dolphins in the Week 3 game. After three games, Denver is off to a bad start with a 0-3 on their record. For the past seven seasons, the Denver Broncos haven’t been to the playoffs, and the players are at a breaking point. The disheartening thing was that even their new trade couldn’t help them win the game.

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The 9-time Pro Bowler and the QB with 300 yards on his record, Russell Wilson, couldn’t be the messiah Denver has been waiting for since 2015. The Broncos recruited Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks last year. However, their dream of making it to playoffs was still left unfulfilled. As it turns out, even this season is moving in the same unfortunate direction. So it begs the question, has Russell Wilson become rusty? Is it time for him to drop the curtain on his career?

Will Russell Wilson consider retirement after this season?

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Back in 2022, when Wilson was drafted by Denver, a lot of people had high hopes for the player. He was seen as a ray of hope that could change things for the team. From “Go Hawks“, Wilson moved on to “Broncos Country, Let’s Ride“. However, the phrase died with the team being dropped at 5-12 in the last season.

This year could prove to be worse than the last one, but it’s not all Wilson’s fault. In fact, he’s made 34 touchdown passes for over 4,483 yards in total. It’s the defensive line of the Broncos that’s giving the team a punch right to the gut.

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But Wilson seems to be an easy target for the fans, and many are speculating whether he’d retire from the sport after such a shameful game against the Dolphins. But it seems the Richmond native will give himself one more year before he decides to hang up his helmet.

From a business standpoint, trading him would result in a cap charge of $107 million for the Denver Broncos, which would be a huge loss for the team. So, the team would want him to retire. Even if Wilson does not want to be a part of the team anymore, he may endure one more year just to get his payment of $124 million by the end of his three-year tenure. Currently, it’s all speculation, as Wilson himself hasn’t said anything about his next move.

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Sean Payton is trying to make things better for Wilson

The Denver Broncos have spent more money on Russell Wilson than they ever did on their Hall of Fame players, John Elway and Peyton Manning. To clear up the remnants of the previous season, the general manager introduced the team to Sean Payton, their new head coach. The Broncos HC is adamant about polishing the weaknesses of Wilson and making him a better offensive player.

He said, “With any veteran quarterback, you always have the distinction between the things that have always worked for them, made them what they are, and the things, as they get older and defenses keep grinding at their weak spots, they have to fix.” He stated that last year, Wilson held on to the ball for a long time which was a disadvantage for the entire team. Well, there’s an improvement in Wilson’s play, but the Broncos defense has seen a major dip under Payton.

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The team has a lot of scope for improvement. But the question still remains: Will Russell Wilson finally consider retiring after the recent humiliation or will he come back stronger? What are your thoughts about this? Tell us in the comments section.

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Ishika is a dedicated NFL writer at EssentiallySports. She has seamlessly merged her love for the game with her passion for writing. An unwavering admirer of Patrick Mahomes, she is often found dissecting his gameplay, particularly his unmatched resilience showcased during his Super Bowl win, despite battling an ankle injury.
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