21/04/2024

Russell Wilson in action. (Photo: Seattle Seahawks)

Russell Wilson, a nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback and Super Bowl XLVIII champion with the Seattle Seahawks has reportedly signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers after leaving the Denver Broncos.

Aiming to resurrect his NFL career, Wilson announced on social media that he will be joining the Pittsburgh Steelers for next season. As reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he will sign a team-friendly one-year contract with the franchise after being released by the Denver Broncos.

His release from the Broncos came after two disappointing seasons with the franchise, during which he failed to reach the heights that he did with the Seattle Seahawks and live up to expectations as an elite-level quarterback.

It is understood that he recently visited Steelers officials, including coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, for over six hours last week.

Regarded as one of the greatest dual-threat quarterbacks in NFL history, Wilson spent ten seasons with the Seattle Seahawks after being selected in the third round of the 2012 Draft before moving to the Denver Broncos for the start of the 2022 season.

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Throughout his career, he has thrown for 43,653 yards with 334 touchdowns and 106 interceptions, won the Super Bowl, been a nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback, was awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award in 2020 and was named in the second-team All-Pro in 2019.

“For me, it’s about winning — over the next two years, I want to win two [Super Bowls], I want to feel the chill of that trophy again,” he said on the ‘I Am Athlete’ podcast with former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall last month in regards to his future.

“I love the city and everything else, but you also want to be [in] a place that wants you, too. The thing I want to do is to win, that’s all I care about.”

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