As Sean Payton prepares for his first NFL Draft since turning into the Denver Broncos‘ head coach, he couldn’t assist however needle his new franchise quarterback.
In Denver’s pre-draft press convention Thursday, Payton referenced Russell Wilson’s current golf cart accident when fielding a query in regards to the group’s offseason program.
Wilson went viral earlier this week when his golf cart flipped over whereas he was enjoying at a course in Colorado. Luckily, neither Wilson nor anybody in his group suffered any accidents.
Whereas Payton delivered the one-liner with out skipping a beat, Broncos normal supervisor George Paton couldn’t assist however grin. Nevertheless, neither man talked about the identify of the golf course during which Wilson’s accident occurred — Arrowhead, which can be the identify of the house stadium of the Broncos AFC West rivals (and defending Tremendous Bowl champions), the Kansas City Chiefs.
Peyton and Paton are united of their effort to get Wilson again on monitor after a tough first season in Denver for the nine-time Professional Bowler. Wilson threw for simply 16 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and a career-worst 60.5% completion fee because the Broncos went simply 5-12 in a season that noticed first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett get fired after simply 15 video games.
The Broncos then traded a late first-round choose within the 2023 draft to Payton’s outdated group, the New Orleans Saints, for his contract rights. Payton went 152-89 in 15 seasons with the Saints, main New Orleans to its first Tremendous Bowl title in 2009.
The Broncos’ personal first-round choose in subsequent week’s draft at No. 5 general belongs to Wilson’s outdated group, the Seattle Seahawks, as a part of the commerce that introduced the quarterback to Denver final offseason.
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