Is this proof Russell Wilson’s teammates are fed up with him?
A report from 9NEWS Denver report Mile Klis states “about half” the Denver Broncos players attended Wilson’s 34th birthday party, thrown for him by his wife, Ciara.
Klis even pointed out it was on the players’ day off.
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But it only adds fuel to speculation the quarterback has fallen out of favour in the Broncos locker room.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported this week on The Insiders there was talk earlier this season about some of Wilson’s teammates “looking at him side-eyed when he was doing all kinds of goofy stuff all off-season into training camp.”
We saw tensions boil over during the team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers this week, with Denver defensive lineman Mike Purcell getting into Wilson’s face on the sidelines to seemingly vent his frustration at its woes on the offensive end.
It continued a bleak season for the 3-8 Broncos, that went into the campaign with high hopes after acquiring nine-time pro Bowler Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks.
Denver surrendered two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, Drew Lock, Shelby Harris and Noah Fant in the deal.
Talk of such disharmony surrounding Wilson in year one is never a good sign for a player who recently signed a five-year, $245 million extension (AUD $364m) with the team.