Broncos QB Russell Wilson hits the gym hard to bounce back from disappointing NFL season

The Denver Broncos picked Russell Wilson as their new quarterback following a trade with Seattle Seahawks in exchange of two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, quarterback Drew Lock, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, and tight end Noah Fant, however, the new QB fell short of their postseason aspirations.

Refusing to dwell on the past, Russell decided to take it upon himself to lead the charge for a successful comeback as he has become a regular member of the gym with relentless dedication, focusing on his physical fitness and mental preparation to bounce back in the league.

Russell Wilson sets sights on Redemption season

Wilson‘s weight became a hot topic after Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen took a dig at his physique in February, “He looks in shape on TV, but you see him in person, and it’s weird. He’s like a sack of potatoes.”

However, the Broncos’ second-year QB didn’t take a counter dig at Tariq; rather, he decided to prove his worth on the field by elevating his physical abilities to peak levels.

On June 17, the 34-year-old star shared a workout video of doing a series of aerobic exercises with the caption, “All my life. #RestorationSzn”, tagging Philadelphia-based sports performance coach and fitness trainer John Shackleton.

Last month, he said to the Denver media that he is feeling ‘lean and mean’ and ‘ready to go, and focused’.

Following the first OTA practice, the ex-Seahawks QB revealed the plan to enhance his strength, agility, and overall athleticism to regain his winning form and bounce back stronger than ever,

“I want to have the best offseason of my life. I want to be the best version of me and I’m looking forward to the work of it all and doing that.”

Wilson’s disappointing 2022 season

The Broncos starting quarterback’s massive deal raised a bar of expectations among fans, however, questions were soon raised following his career-low 4-11 record as a starting QB, and finished the season with a career-worst 84.4 rating.

The nine-time Pro Bowler was sacked 55 times, the worst mark in the league, threw 11 interceptions and was able to turn only five games in their favor. The team which was expected to contend with the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West was forced to sit in last place in the division.

Russell Wilson

Denver’s former coach Nathaniel Hackett found himself out of the team’s roster following a 4-11 start to the season and just one day after a disappointing 51-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The franchise revamped its team, keeping its starting QB in charge, however, the Broncos’ new coach Sean Payton has already started to put pressure on his fellow students to give their best in the league.

With his unwavering determination, relentless training, and hunger for success, Wilson is expected to bring his A-game and put the disappointments of the previous season behind him.

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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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