Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is keeping receipts of what critics had to say about his disastrous 2022 season.
“I think you’ve got them in your back pocket sometimes,” Wilson said when asked after practice if he keeps figurative “receipts,” per of The Denver Gazette.
Wilson, who was acquired by the Denver Broncos in a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks in March of 2022, was given a record-breaking contract extension worth $245 million and followed it all up with a disaster season first season with a career-low in passer rating and a record of 5-12.
The disappointing performance inevitably raised doubts about whether Wilson could live up to the massive expectations placed upon him.
The miserable season forced the Broncos to fire Nathaniel Hackett after one season and hire Sean Payton in hopes of reconciling their 34-year-old quarterback.
Based on Russ’ comments, it seems like he’s motivated to prove that 2022 was an anomaly and he can still be that franchise quarterback he was in Seattle.
The Broncos open the season against the Las Vegas Raiders.