Russell Wilson to join Steelers
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Veteran QB Russell Wilson agrees to one-year deal with Steelers

It didn’t take long for former Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to find his next NFL home. According to ESPN, Wilson has latched onto the Pittsburgh Steelers on a one-year deal. He will be paid the veteran’s minimum at $1.2 million while the Denver Broncos will pay the rest of his $37.8 million salary next season.


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The Steelers were one of the team’s expressed interest in Wilson. The team met with him and spoke to him for hours before he agreed to a deal.

Wilson’s arrival quickly displaces 2022 first-round pick Kenny Pickett, who is coming off an up-and-down second season. Meanwhile, Mason Rudolph is set to become a free agent.

Wilson struggled to find his footing with the Broncos, where he lost 19 of his 30 starts. Denver never took a significant step forward despite bringing aboard, which led to a head coach change offseason with Sean Payton taking over.


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However, Wilson and Payton’s relationship became strained, especially after the team chose to sit him for the final two regular-season games. He finished the 2023 campaign posting 3,070 passing yards, 26 touchdown passes, and eight interceptions.

The Steelers are hoping the change of scenery will help reignite the team toward more than playoff contention. Wilson is joining a team that has found its identity through its defense and running game.

The 35-year-old can step in as the guiding factor offensively that could take them to the next level in 2024. Wilson’s next chapter could provide insight into the next chapter of his career.

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