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The Denver Broncos appear to be done with the Russell Wilson experiment as head coach Sean Payton said he would be benched for the remainder of the 2023 NFL season.
Wilson was playing poorly during the Broncos’ recent 1-3 stretch and it earned him a spot on the sidelines where he’ll watch backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
It’s a disappointing end to Wilson’s stint in Denver as the organization sent a haul to the Seattle Seahawks to land him.
Things never quite clicked with the Broncos as Wilson looked like a shell of himself and despite some highlight-worthy moments this season, it wasn’t enough to get the team over the hump.
There were reports that Wilson’s benching was also partly because the quarterback was unwilling to defer the injury-guaranteed date in his contract.
It looks like the NFLPA will now look to take legal action via The Washington Post.
“The NFL Players Association told the Denver Broncos in an early-November letter that the team’s threat to bench quarterback Russell Wilson if he did not agree to adjust his contract was illegal and violated its collective bargaining agreement with the NFL,” The Washington Post tweeted.
The NFL Players Association told the Denver Broncos in an early-November letter that the team’s threat to bench quarterback Russell Wilson if he did not agree to adjust his contract was illegal and violated its collective bargaining agreement with the NFL. https://t.co/vS5tDRS6PC
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 31, 2023
It seems off that a team would threaten a player with a benching if they did not agree to their terms, and it feels like the NFLPA has a strong case given the reporting.
Denver could be in trouble if the NFLPA goes through with any sort of legal action, though it still doesn’t change that Wilson’s future with the team is coming to an end.
This will be something to monitor over the next few weeks.
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