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Denver Broncos are ditching QB Russell Wilson!

What a turn of events!

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The tenure of former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson with the Denver Broncos hasn't exactly gone according to plan, and according to a new stunning report, the team is getting ready to release him after the season ends. 

At 7-8, the Broncos first year under head coach Sean Payton also hasn't gone according to plan, and they've made the decision to bench Wilson for the remainder of the season that has two games remaining. However, it was a stunning report from Dianna Russini of The Athletic that indicated the Broncos will be cutting him in March, something the quarterback has apparently known about for some time. 

She wrote the following on X (formerly Twitter): 

"Russell Wilson is expecting to be cut by the Denver Broncos in March, per league sources. For almost two months, the quarterback has been starting knowing the organization was most likely going to move on him from after this season.

The Broncos reached out to Wilson's representatives in late October and explained that Wilson would lose the starting job and be made inactive for the rest of the season if he did not defer the injury guarantee trigger date that he has for 2025, per multiple league sources.

Wilson has $37 million in injury guarantees for 2025 that will become guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2024 league year in March. Lawyers, including some with the NFLPA, were involved, and no changes were made to the contract.

It was explained, the Broncos never told Wilson if or when they would bench him this season, he just played until he was told this morning he was no longer starting."

Wilson has thrown 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season, his second with the Broncos. If this is indeed the beginning of the end of Wilson's tenure with the Broncos, it will go down as one of the bigger disappointments in recent memory,. 

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Source: Twitter