Russell Wilson

Denver Broncos
Quarterback #3
Denver Broncos
Quarterback #3

Russell Wilson News

Positive end to poor season

Wilson completed 13 of 24 passes for 283 yards with three touchdowns and one interception and rushed eight times for 18 yards in the Broncos' 31-28 in over the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: Wilson's efficiency was off the charts in terms of completion-to-yardage ratio, the product of averaging 11.8 yards per attempt. The veteran signal-caller's touchdown passes went to the unorthodox trio of Eric Tomlinson (three yards), Tyler Badie (24 yards) and Courtland Sutton (20 yards), but he still took a pair of sacks and struggled with his accuracy. Wilson has already vowed to do a top-to-bottom evaluation of his offseason preparation in order to put together an exponentially better 2023, and rumblings that offensive guru Sean Payton will be discussing the team's head coaching job with Broncos brass gives the multi-time Pro Bowler's outlook a potential boost for the time being.

Jan 8, 2023 6:53 PM EST

Three total touchdowns in loss

Wilson completed 26 of 38 pass attempts for 222 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs. He added 27 rushing yards and two touchdowns on four attempts.

Analysis: After a disastrous Week 16, Wilson bounced back with his second solid fantasy performance against Kansas City this season. Prior to Sunday, the veteran rushed for just one touchdown all season. Wilson's mobility has always been a major part of his game, so the use of his legs to find the end zone was certainly a welcome sight. With that said, the Broncos have a lot to figure out on offense ahead of next season with Wilson at the helm. If the 34-year-old signal caller can stack this outing with another strong fantasy performance in Week 18 against the Chargers, it may give fantasy managers a glimmer of hope for Wilson to have a possible resurgence next season.

Jan 1, 2023 1:38 PM EST

Still in team's long-term plan

Broncos CEO Greg Penner said Tuesday that Wilson is still central to the team's long-term plan and is expected to rebuond in 2023,'s Jeff Legwold reports.

Analysis: The in-season firing of first-year coach Nathaniel Hackett has led to speculation Wilson could be the next be the next big name headed out of Denver, even though he signed a five-year, $245 million extension in early September. The more likely scenario is one where Wilson finishes out the final two weeks of the season under interim coach Jerry Rosburg before getting a fresh start in the offseason with a new coaching staff. Rosburg confirmed Wednesday that Wilson will start Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Dec 28, 2022 1:06 PM EST

Woes continue with three picks

Wilson completed 15 of 27 pass attempts for 214 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 51-14 blowout loss to the Rams. He added 17 rushing yards on two attempts.

Analysis: Wilson returned from a one-game layoff due to a concussion, but his fantasy managers are probably wishing he sat this one out based on the poor results. The 34-year-old showed some signs of life in his last start against the Chiefs when he threw three touchdowns for the first time this year, but he followed that up with his first three-interception game in this horrid loss. Wilson was pulled for Brett Rypien late in the contest, but the backup didn't fare much better than the player he replaced (4/8, 45 yards, INT). Assuming the Broncos stick with their $245 million quarterback in Week 17, Wilson will try to recapture the success he experienced against the Chiefs in Week 14 when the two clubs meet on Jan. 1.

Dec 25, 2022 6:32 PM EST

Not listed on injury report

Wilson (concussion) isn't listed on the Week 16 injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Rams.

Analysis: Wilson cleared concussion protocol last week but was held out of an eventual win over the Cardinals anyway. He'll now return to the starting job, as confirmed by coach Nathaniel Hackett on Wednesday.

Dec 21, 2022 3:07 PM EST

Full go this week, per coach

Coach Nathaniel Hackett indicated Wednesday that Wilson (concussion) is "full go" as Sunday's game against the Rams approaches, Zac Stevens of reports.

Analysis: Per Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site, Wilson has already passed the NFL's concussion protocol, but the team elected to err on the side of caution with the QB in Week 15, with Brett Rypien starting in his place in this past Sunday's win over the Cardinals. Barring any setbacks, Wilson is slated to return to action this weekend, a notion that would solidified by an official full practice listing Wednesday.

Dec 21, 2022 12:43 PM EST

Won't play this week

Wilson (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Cardinals, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: The report relays that Wilson has progressed through the NFL's concussion protocol, but coach Nathaniel Hackett noted Friday that "as an organization, we've decided to give him another week." As a result, Brett Rypien will draw the start at QB for the Broncos this weekend, while Wilson will target a return to action in Week 16 against the Rams.

Dec 16, 2022 12:27 PM EST

Set to log limited practice

Wilson (concussion) is slated to practice in a limited fashion Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Wilson didn't practice Wednesday, so the QB's looming limited participation Thursday is a step in the right direction for him in advance of Sunday's game against the Cardinals. However, the signal caller will need to fully progress through the NFL's concussion protocol in order to gain clearance to play this weekend. If that doesn't happen, Brett Rypien would be in line to fill in for Wilson in Week 15.

Dec 15, 2022 10:47 AM EST

Not practicing

Wilson (concussion) won't practice Wednesday, Zac Stevens of reports.

Analysis: Neither will WR Courtland Sutton, who missed Sunday's loss to the Chiefs with a hamstring injury, per Troy Renck of Denver 7 News. Renck also notes that Wilson is doing some form of physical activity, which suggests he's making progress in the concussion protocol even if he isn't ready to practice. The Broncos will turn to Brett Rypien under center if Wilson isn't ready for Sunday's matchup with Arizona.

Dec 14, 2022 11:10 AM EST

Remains in protocol

Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett confirmed following Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chiefs that Wilson is in the concussion protocol, clouding the quarterback's status for the team's Week 15 game versus Arizona, Jeff Legwold of reports. "We'll go through the step-by-step process and do it the right way," Hackett said, regarding Wilson's potential to play this Sunday.

Analysis: Per Legwold, Wilson said he "felt great" when he was examined by the Broncos' team medical staff Monday, but his availability for this weekend's contest against the Cardinals will ultimate hinge on him gaining clearance from an independent neurologist. Wilson, who suffered the head injury early in the fourth quarter when he was tackled hard to the ground on a scramble, doesn't have a history of suffering from documented concussions, but given his sizable contract along with the fact that Denver has been eliminated from playoff contention, the team could have some motivation to hold the signal-caller out for its final four contests. At this point, Hackett suggested that the Broncos will take things "day by day" with Wilson. Brett Rypien stepped in to play the final 12 minutes of the Week 14 contest and would presumably start Sunday against Arizona if Wilson is ruled out in advance of the game.

Dec 13, 2022 8:45 AM EST

Tests confirm concussion

Wilson has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a concussion, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Wilson stayed down with a glazed look in his eyes after taking a big hit. He got up and went into the blue medical tent, then subsequently the locker room for concussion testing while sporting a noticeable welt on his forehead. The testing confirmed a concussion, so Brett Rypien will lead Denver's offense the rest of the way Sunday. Wilson will need to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol to suit up against the Cardinals in Week 15.

Dec 11, 2022 4:13 PM EST

Being evaluated for concussion

Wilson left Sunday's contest versus the Chiefs after hitting his head hard on the turf at the end of a scramble in the fourth quarter, Zac Stevens of reports.

Analysis: Wilson remained on the ground for a spell before slowly making his way to the sideline tent and eventually the locker room, per Nick Kosmider of The Athletic. The Broncos announced shortly thereafter that Wilson was being evaluated for a concussion, which, if confirmed, will end his Week 14 with 247 yards, three touchdowns and one interception on 23-for-36 passing and four carries for 57 yards.

Dec 11, 2022 3:53 PM EST

Underwhelming in latest loss

Wilson completed 17 of 22 passes for 189 yards with no touchdown or interceptions in the Broncos' 10-9 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also rushed twice for 21 yards.

Analysis: Wilson's snake-bitten first season in Denver continued in trademark fashion Sunday, with the Broncos blowing a late lead despite the Ravens losing Lamar Jackson to a knee injury early and both Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy available to open the game. However, Sutton eventually exited with a hamstring injury, once again leaving Wilson with a makeshift receiving corps against a tough defense. Consequently, points were once again at a premium, and Tyler Huntley was able to ultimately able to help lead Baltimore to a game-winning touchdown on a marathon 16-play drive. Wilson was able to get the Broncos into position to attempt a 63-yard field goal with two seconds remaining, but that attempt came up short. Factoring in Sutton's injury, Wilson will head into a Week 14 home matchup against the Chiefs likely undermanned significantly at receiver once again.

Dec 4, 2022 1:22 PM EST

Struggles continue in Week 12 loss

Wilson completed 19 of 35 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Panthers. He added eight yards on two rushing attempts and lost a fumble.

Analysis: Wilson's struggles continued in the first half, as he threw for only 53 yards and fumbled just outside the red zone en route to a 10-3 halftime deficit. Things didn't get much better after halftime outside of a one-yard touchdown pass to rookie Brandon Johnson late in the fourth. Wilson's underwhelming play is the primary reason for Denver's ugly 3-8 record heading into a Week 13 trip to Baltimore.

Nov 27, 2022 2:19 PM EST

Efficient in loss

Wilson completed 24 of 31 passes for 247 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Raiders. He added one rush for eight yards.

Analysis: Wilson has produced varying degrees of efficiency this season, though he put together a strong performance in that regard by averaging 8.0 yards per attempt. However, his fantasy production remained uninspiring due to his lack of touchdowns, and he still has tallied multiple touchdowns in only one game this season. More positively, after topping 240 passing yards only once in his first four contests, Wilson has topped that mark in four of his last five matchups.

Nov 20, 2022 5:43 PM EST

Performance regresses

Wilson completed 21 of his 42 passes for 286 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Titans. He added eight rushing yards on seven attempts.

Analysis: Wilson turned in his highest yardage total since Week 1 but that was mostly due to volume as he averaged only 6.8 yards per attempt. Much of that damage came on a 66-yard touchdown strike to Jalen Virgil, which came midway through the second quarter -- one of his two completions of more than 20 yards. Wilson lost Jerry Jeudy (ankle) on Denver's first offensive play-- an explanation for some of hi struggles -- but he's failed to throw for multiple touchdowns in seven of eight games this season and has surpassed 300 passing yards just once.

Nov 13, 2022 4:24 PM EST

Shows improved efficiency

Wilson completed 18 of 30 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Jaguars. He added four rushes for 17 yards.

Analysis: In contrast to Denver's Week 6 loss, Wilson got off to a slow start in Sunday's win, as he had 19 passing yards and an interception through the team's first three offensive possessions. However, he managed to effectively distribute the ball from there, particularly to Jerry Jeudy and Greg Dulcich while also finding K.J. Hamler for a 47-yard gain to set up the game-winning touchdown. Wilson has still managed multiple touchdowns in a game only once this season, but he managed 8.4 yards per attempt -- his second-highest mark of the campaign.

Oct 30, 2022 11:35 AM EST

Active for Sunday's game

Wilson (hamstring) is officially listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: The QB approached the contest minus an injury designation after practicing fully Friday and is in uniform Sunday. Wilson is thus on track to draw the start the start versus Jacksonville in London after sitting out Denver's 16-9 loss to the Jets in Week 7.

Oct 30, 2022 6:26 AM EST

To start Sunday

Coach Nathaniel Hackett said Friday that Wilson (hamstring) will start Sunday versus the Jaguars barring any setbacks, Zac Stevens of reports.

Analysis: Wilson didn't have any limitations at Friday's practice, per Stevens, so it looks like he's even on track to avoid an injury designation heading into Sunday's contest in London. The veteran quarterback said Thursday that he feels felt "great" and "ready to roll" Week 8, Jeff Legwold of ESPN, and it looks like his mobility under center may be unaffected. It's still worth noting that Hackett qualified Wilson would start as long as he avoids any setbacks, so his status will still warrant monitoring as Sunday's 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff approaches. The Broncos are set for a bye week after taking on Jacksonville.

Oct 28, 2022 6:36 AM EST

Logs another limited practice

Wilson (hamstring) remained listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Per Jeff Legwold of ESPN, Wilson indicated Wednesday that he felt "great" and "ready to roll" as Sunday's game against the Jaguars in London approaches. For his part, coach Nathaniel Hackett noted Thursday that the QB "had a good day of practice today," while adding that Wilson "looks good, and we're just going to keep on monitoring it day to day and make sure he's OK." Barring any setbacks, it appears as though Wilson is trending toward starting for the Broncos this weekend, though he'll presumably need to practice fully Friday in order to have a chance to avoid a Week 8 injury designation.

Oct 27, 2022 8:34 AM EST

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