Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett announced that quarterback Russell Wilson will get the start in Sunday’s game against the Jaguars in London.
Wilson has been dealing with a hamstring injury, which has kept him limited in practice.
Earlier this week, Hackett said Wilson was trending in the right direction, but the coach also made it clear that the team will not risk worsening Wilson’s injury by playing him before he’s ready.
Hackett said on Wednesday that Denver’s coaches want to make sure that Wilson can “protect himself” by having enough mobility to escape pressure and limit hits.
“We just want to be sure that as he gets out there, he can escape and he’s able to move,” Hackett said.
After a week of practice, the Broncos deemed that Wilson showed enough to go into the weekend with a questionable designation.
The Broncos have a bye week after Sunday’s game, so there was an option of resting Wilson for two weeks before Denver faces the Titans in Week 10. But that’s not the case.
Hackett explained why they aren’t holding Wilson back until the bye.
“In the end, if he can go, we want him to be able to play,” Hackett said.