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Russell Wilson, Nathaniel Hackett focus on partnership

of Denver Broncos Enter the inaugural campaign as a quarterback Russell Wilson Head coach Nathaniel Hackett.

The Broncos acquired Wilson and a fourth-round pick from the Seattle Seahawks, along with two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, tight end Noah Fant, and quarterback. ‘s Drew Locke and defensive end Shelby Harris. off season. Wilson has spent the last 10 his seasons in Seattle, defeating Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Denver fired head coach Vic Fangio after losing three straight seasons in favor of Hackett, who spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.

Wilson said on “Football Morning In America” ​​that Hackett and the Broncos foster an auspicious environment.

“It was fun,” said Wilson. “Coach Hackett has been amazing. George Payton as a leader. The ownership group here has been great, very interactive with everyone, but then so have our peers. Investing in players every day. We’re up early.Many people are here early,early,early.In a rush to get here,ready to do some extra work,get some walkthroughs Ready, ready to do anything on your own, and so on.

“That investment has been hugely important and it shows in the field. …It has been an amazing journey.

Wilson had 3,113 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, six interceptions and a 103.1 quarterback rating last season for a pass completion rate of 64.8%. He also tallied an additional 183 yards and had two touchdowns on the ground. He was limited to 14 games due to his finger injury.

The Seahawks offense finished in the top 10 in points seven times and top 10 in rushing yards six times, averaging 22.1 points per game from 2012-2021 led by Wilson.

The Broncos’ passing game and offense as a whole have been underwhelming with The Rock starting 3 games with Teddy Bridgewater as the primary quarterback in 2021. With 9 interceptions (5th) and he had a 91.7 quarterback rate (15th), the QB completed his 65.4% of passes (17th).

Apparently Wilson feels that Hackett is letting the Broncos take the lead in the team’s offense, and in short, he’s thrilled with the opportunity.

“The main thing I understand is that we own our offense,” Wilson said. I understand, we have to run ourselves and Hackett gives us the keys to do that, which is great.”

Additionally, a plugged-in individual said on “Football Morning In America” ​​that Wilson and Hackett work well together.

“Coach and Russell are not coach players. They are partners,” the source said.

Wilson pitches to wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy, and running backs Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams in the backfield.

The Broncos finished last in the AFC West last season with a 7-10 record. Wilson, 33, is entering his 11th season in the NFL and his third season on a four-year, $140 million deal.

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