Broncos QB Russell Wilson Surprises Fans at Denver Nuggets Game; Slings Autographed Ball Into Stands

Published 04/08/2022, 4:17 AM EDT

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The new Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson seems to have fun days this offseason. After getting traded to the Broncos, Wilson had already started marking his presence at various spots in the country. Recently, his cameo in the NBA game between Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies has been a star attraction for the fans.

A few days ago, Wilson was busy visiting the childcare hospitals in the country. He also made a great impression among the MLB fans after he threw the first pitch of opening day for the Colorado Rockies. While the Broncos have tried to improve their quarterback position, it seems they have also boosted the morale of the city.


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Wilson’s incredible Nugget moment

Even before Russell Wilson could unleash his true magic on the field, he became a fan favorite in Denver. Wilson attended the NBA game between the Denver Nuggets and the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. While the Nuggets have been desperately trying to secure a playoff spot this season, Wilson created a cool moment for the fans attending the game.

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The quarterback, who was seated in the front row, was given multiple footballs to sign from the Nuggets’ mascot. He autographed them one after the other and suddenly rose from his seat.

Wilson threw many of those signed footballs into the stands creating a wave of fans cheering for the QB. However, the fans were dauntless to catch those footballs launched by Wilson. Wilson was present at the indoor stadium to enjoy his city’s performance in the league. Wilson tweeted about his moment at the stadium soon after the game was over. “Deep ball. First of many!” Wilson said in his tweet hinting that there is a lot more to come.

Russell Wilson is a former baseball player, and it seems the star has still left with some flair for the game. Previously, Wilson vowed to throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch for the Colorado Rockies. Interestingly, he got drafted by the Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft for playing minor-league ball.


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Russell Wilson & Co preparing for the upcoming season

The elite quarterback and his players have already started preparing for the league with heavy daily workouts. A few days ago, Wilson dropped a new video snippet from his first workout session as the Denver Broncos quarterback. Players like Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler, and Garett Bolles joined him in the training session. “New beginning. I’m excited about it,” Wilson says at the start of the video.

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“These guys are out here working every day, balling. I’m fired up for the journey. It’s going to be an amazing journey, and I can’t wait for it. Let’s Ride. Broncos Country, we’re coming for ’em.” Wilson said in the video boosting the morale of fans. For the past ten years, Wilson played for the Seattle Seahawks, but this offseason marked a new beginning in his career as the quarterback for Broncos country.


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Deepesh Nair


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Deepesh Nair is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news writer, he has published around 500 articles for various media portals. Although Deepesh comes from a Computer Science background, his fondness for writing has persuaded him to create his career in it.
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Niranjan Deodhar