Former Wisconsin quarterback finds new home with title contender

The Russell Wilson saga in the NFL has been an ongoing story for a few years and he’ll now reportedly get a fresh start with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The former Badger will officially be released by the Broncos on Wednesday, when he will sign with Mike Tomlin’s squad for a veteran minimum $1.21 million. The rest of his 2024 salary, approximately $38 million, will come from Denver’s checkbook.

Wilson had a much better second season with the Broncos in 2023, recording 3,070 passing yards and 28 touchdowns while only throwing eight interceptions over 15 contests. His relationship with the team soured as a result of poor results in the win column as well as his unwillingness to revisit his contract.

Now at the age of 35, it’s possible that the quarterback will be given his last chance to be a starter in the NFL, joining a Steelers squad that made the postseason in 2023 with a 10-7 overall record.

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire