Broncos’ Russell Wilson breaks silence after being benched with 2 games left

Broncos’ Russell Wilson breaks silence after being benched with 2 games left

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broke his silence on Wednesday night after the Denver Broncos decided to bench the Super Bowl champion quarterback for the final two weeks of the regular season.

Wilson wrote a short and sweet post on X.

“God’s got me,” he wrote. “Looking forward to what’s next.”

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson prepares to pass against the Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston, Dec. 3, 2023. (Troy Taormina-USA Today Sports)

Wilson’s had his struggles over the course of his second season in Denver but was putting together a solid bounce-back year. He has 3,070 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes this year.

are reportedly looking to preserve their financial flexibility for the offseason. Wilson has an estimated $37 million in 2025 salary that becomes fully vested this coming March. If the quarterback suffers a significant injury at any point this season, it would complicate the financial situation, NFL Network reported.

Broncos coach Sean Payton said he understood all the financial implications behind the Wilson benching but vowed the team was still trying to win and get to the playoffs.

Jarrett Stidham warms up

Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, Nov. 13, 2023. (Mark Konezny-USA Today Sports)

“I understand all the speculation and everything that surrounds a move like that, and I can tell you we’re desperately trying to win,” he said. “Sure, in our game today there are economics and all those other things, but the No. 1 push behind this… is to get a spark offensively.”

Payton  wasn’t an indictment on Wilson alone.

“I can’t replace the entire offensive line, I can’t bring in five new receivers and if it continues over a period of time, then there’ll be another guy here talking to you, as well,” he added.

Denver is still in contention for the playoffs with two games left. They are just one back in the win column behind the .

Russell Wilson vs Patriots

Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson before the game against the New England Patriots at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Dec. 24, 2023. (Ron Chenoy-USA Today Sports)

The Broncos play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday and end the season on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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