Russell Wilson’s “must try” character, just what the Broncos need

Russ says, 'Let's go!'

Russ says, ‘Let’s go!’
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Do you know how we can say that Russell Wilson has that “it” factor? Because everything he does this off-season seems to trigger a chain reaction on the wavelength of a butterfly that causes a hurricane. It could be that Pennywise the Clown For some it is a factor, but still it “is” something.

After 10 seasons in Seattle, things had gotten stale. The attack, the atmosphere of him with Pete Carroll, the spongy offensive line: Russ was exhausted. So, after a year of struggling with the idea of ​​moving forward, the Seahawks swapped their QB star with the Denver Broncos. If it’s anything like the last time he took his show on the road from NC State to Wisconsin, the Broncos should be thrilled with the final product. During his first offseason in Denver, he was a lightning rod for his general lack of a cool factor.

He was called out for not being as sweet as the Future and no one will ever forget him when he threw an interception at the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl. Wilson’s sartorial choices had irrationally lit the NFL’s Twitter when he showed up at training camp swinging his jersey. What seemed harmless turned into a storm-ridden Internet debate by Al Gore about whether to wear his own back to Mitchell & Ness training camp. The conclusion? Okay, it helped the Internet to hate Russ for the same reason they pile up overachievers perceived as “too much data to do”. The jersey decor debate overshadowed the monster truck he went to camp in. Is he compensating for being one of the lowest QBs in the NFL? I don’t know, but gas costs $ 8. A full tank of diesel it probably costs more than the truck itself.

Everything Russ touches this offseason goes viral. Since being traded to Denver, Russ has incorporated “Let’s ride” into the videos he appears on social media. He became obsessed with how Vin Diesel is with the Fast & Furious the cast is a real family. On a side note, it’s shocking that Vin Diesel was beaten on the mark in Russ’s “Let’s Ride”.

Russisms have taken hold among the Bronco Country, but have also been loaded outside Denver. He was predictably mocked for behind-the-scenes footage of him using multiple takes to attack “Let’s Ride,” which isn’t that strange, but hey, that’s life as Russell Wilson. Keenan Allen, All-Pro receiver of one of Russ’s new division rivals, was caught imitating “Let’s Ride” by Russ According to my unofficial tally, at least a dozen players between the NFL and college have made their own “Let’s Ride” cover. Russ may be able to turn it into a cameo almost 10

Patient Zero, Russell Wilson is quite self-aware appreciates the memes he created. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Drew Lock’s bad play was too elaborate to be laughed at without becoming banal. And Teddy Bridgewater was too bland to deserve a joke. JT Daniel and Spencer Rattler are both transfers like Russ, so they should follow his blueprint to bounce back from college football castaways to franchise quarterbacks. They shouldn’t even stop there.

Last week, Wilson made another attempt at lifestyle motivational talk when he revealed his penchant for triple the work he’s been given to achieve success.

Mr. Triple Everything sounds like a more appropriate nickname for Russell Westbrook instead of Wilson, however, it served the purpose of complementing Russ’s perception as fake and obsessed with his public image. When Russ gets mad, he starts talking like those progressive insurance idiots they are becoming their dads. He’s not even a character, at this point, people have to recognize that this is just what he is. Nobody ever says that about Deshaun Watson. Russ has been accused of adopting a false person, but who would choose this sweetness?

Russ tripled the expectations placed on him when he was picked in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He survived the top two picks in the first round of his draft and played two Super Bowls, winning one. Nothing trivial about this. If you’re not tripling everything, you’re not trying.

What’s more significant is whether his touch can translate to the grid this season after he regressed over the past two years in Seattle. The last time the Broncos added an All-Pro quarterback to their roster, Peyton Manning led the Broncos to Super Bowl victory. Here’s how relevance feels. Denver brought banality and everything that goes with it. You can’t pretend.