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Russell Wilson, who has been selected to the Pro Bowl nine times, is set to part ways with the Denver Broncos after a two-year stint

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Russell Wilson’s time with the Denver Broncos is ending on March 13, as the team announced. The Broncos’ general manager, George Paton, and head coach, Sean Payton, mentioned that letting go of the 35-year-old quarterback is a move to help the team progress.

They expressed excitement about making improvements in the upcoming offseason through the draft and free agency. The Broncos had a challenging season, finishing 8-9 with Jarrett Stidham starting in place of Wilson.

Despite Wilson’s departure, his impact on the team’s salary cap will still be felt in 2024 and 2025. Denver owes him $39 million for the next season, minus whatever his new team pays him. The NFL increased the salary cap to $255.4 million per team. Releasing Wilson will lead to a significant dead cap hit of $85 million over the next two years, making it the largest in NFL history.

Wilson took to social media to express gratitude to the fans, teammates, team employees, and his pastor. He mentioned being excited about what’s coming next and emphasized resilience during tough times.

In 2022, Wilson got switched from the Seattle Seahawks to the Broncos. The deal was pretty big – it included two top picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, quarterback Drew Lock, defensive tackle Shelby Harris, and tight end Noah Fant.

During his time in Denver for two seasons, Wilson’s team won 11 games and lost 19.

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