Patriots AFC Rival Favorite To Land Russell Wilson After QB Cut By Broncos

Where will Wilson play next?


Mar 4, 2024

Monday brought good news to quarterback-needy teams around the NFL, as Russell Wilson’s time in Broncos Country is officially over.

The Broncos announced they are moving on from the aging quarterback — even with guaranteed money for Wilson on the books and taking on an unprecedented $85 million dead cap hit — after two seasons. Denver will release Wilson after the league year begins March 13.

Wilson thanked the Broncos organization in a message he posted on social media, but with the news, he now can fully focus on his future.

“Tough times don’t last, but people do,” Wilson said at the end of his post. “God’s got me. I am excited for what’s next.”

Despite his shortcomings with the Broncos over the last couple of seasons, Wilson, who turns 36 in the middle of next season, is expected to have plenty of suitors on the free-agent market.

The New England Patriots could be one of the teams interested in adding the nine-time Pro Bowler given the void they have at quarterback. But oddsmakers don’t see the Patriots as the favorites to land Wilson at the moment. Instead, DraftKings Sportsbook as of Monday night gave the Pittsburgh Steelers the best odds to sign Wilson.

The Steelers are in a similar situation to the Patriots this offseason. Pittsburgh is ready to move on from its 2022 first-round pick in Kenny Pickett and isn’t in love with any of its current backup options, either. The Steelers just might believe that Wilson can be the answer to their quarterback problems.

Here are the top 10 teams to obtain Wilson on the DraftKings betting sheet:

Pittsburgh Steelers -200
Las Vegas Raiders +275
Atlanta Falcons +400
New England Patriots +750
Minnesota Vikings +1000
Washington Commanders +2000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +2000
Tennessee Titans +3000
New York Giants +3000
Chicago Bears +4000

The Patriots certainly aren’t out of the running to sign Wilson, but it’s clear the Steelers are the prohibitive favorites.

It has been reported the Patriots are looking to sign a veteran signal-caller to possibly go along with the franchise quarterback they select at No. 3 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft.

But there will be other options on the table for the Patriots besides Wilson, who went 11-19 with the Broncos while completing 63.3% of his passes with 42 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

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