Broncos players react to Russell Wilson’s release on Twitter

Russell Wilson’s release from the Denver Broncos, although expected, has sent shockwaves across the NFL landscape. Wilson came to the Broncos via trade in 2022 and then signed a five-year, $242.5 million contract.

He was expected to turn the Broncos back into playoff contenders, but after an 11-21 record and no playoff appearances, the writing was on the wall. Denver will take a big hit, too, with an unprecedented $85 million “dead money” cap hit.

While the media has had its day with the news, Broncos players have shared their opinions on Wilson’s departure.

Check out the slides to see their reactions on Twitter/X.

Tim Patrick

Jerry Jeudy

Pat Surtain

Justin Simmons

Courtland Sutton (?)

We’re assuming this is in response to Wilson’s release, but that’s unclear. Wilson did “like” this tweet for what it’s worth.

Jaleel McLaughlin

P.J. Locke

Responses from Russell Wilson

Wilson “liked” the tweets from teammates that he did not respond to. He also “liked” this tweet:

What’s next for Wilson? Plenty of teams are expected to show interest, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are considered the favorites to sign him.

As for the Broncos, they need to now find a replacement quarterback. Denver will explore options both in free agency and the NFL draft this spring.

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Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire