WATCH: Former Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson has strong 2023 debut

The new Sean Payton-led Denver Broncos started the 2023 season with a taste of 2022: a loss.

Jimmy Garoppolo and the Raiders entered Mile High Stadium in Denver and despite two touchdown passes from Broncos QB Russell Wilson, escaped with a 17-16 win.

Despite the loss, Wilson looked better than he did last season. Although the bar for that is quite low given last year’s struggles.

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The former Badger finished the week with 27 completions on 34 attempts, 177 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 74.7 QBR.

Here are some of the highlights from his performance:

Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire