New Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton has made it clear that he’s seeking to do the precise reverse of every part Nathaniel Hackett did a yr in the past. That’s beginning with the preseason, the place he’s going to require his starters, together with quarterback Russell Wilson, to not less than get some taking part in time, based on NFL.com’s Nick Shook.
Hackett didn’t require a whole lot of the Broncos starters to play in final yr’s preseason, together with Wilson.
What adopted was the worst season of Wilson’s NFL profession and a brutally disappointing 5-12 document for the Broncos that resulted in Hackett being fired earlier than he might even full his first season in control of the staff.
Wilson and the Broncos starters are most likely not going to see vital taking part in time, however Payton clearly sees some worth in getting them on the market for not less than just a few snaps in an actual sport to arrange for the season.
Over time, NFL groups have dramatically minimize down the variety of snaps they anticipate their starters to play within the preseason, and it’s not unusual for groups to sit down all of their key gamers for the entire video games to maintain them recent for the beginning of the common season. It would trigger slightly little bit of rust within the opening sport, however coaches would slightly take that trade-off than danger shedding a key starter in a sport that doesn’t depend — particularly a starter who actually has nothing to show on the NFL stage and already has his job secured.
The primary preseason sport for Denver will happen on Aug. 11 in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals. The query can be whether or not or not Wilson and the remainder of the Broncos starters play within the second and third video games after that.