NFL WR Cortland Sutton On Authenticity, Talent Of Russell Wilson: “His Knowledge Of The Game Is To A Different Level”

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The Denver Broncos haven’t had much success as a team since 2015, when Von Miller and Peyton Manning led them to a Super Bowl win. Since that magical season, things haven’t gone well in the Mile High City.

Manning retired at the end of the 2015 season, while Miller was eventually dealt to the Rams in a 2021 midseason trade, helping them win the Super Bowl this past season. Tired of having a talented roster and below-average QB play, the Broncos went all-in to acquire Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson.

Wide receiver Cortland Sutton is elated to have someone like Wilson at the helm.

 In an interview with ESPN, Sutton spoke highly of his new QB. 

“His knowledge of the game is to a different level. It comes to him so easy; he wants everyone around him to understand it the way he understands it … But you all can feel it, we can feel it, the juice is different. I wasn’t here when Peyton Manning was here, but everyone who was here when Peyton was said the juice is similar. Everyone understands that we have to operate at a different level, a different standard.”

Sutton is the Broncos No. 1 receiver, whose production been hampered throughout his career because of average play under center. A 2019 Pro Bowl selection, Sutton has caught 175 passes for 2,658 yards and 12 touchdowns in his three-year NFL career. Those are averages of 58 receptions, 886 yards and four touchdowns per season. Expect those numbers to jump significantly in each area with Wilson orchestrating and directing things now.

 

Sutton Isn’t Only Teammate Excited For The Possibilities With Wilson

Wilson possesses great leadership qualities, and that resonates in how he deals with teammates. In fact, it even extends to potential teammates like newly acquired edge rusher Randy Gregory.

As Gregory grappled with where to play, Wilson did all he could to sway Gregory to Denver. 

“I don’t know if it was eight times, but he hit me up a lot. The first night, I was afraid to answer back. There was a lot of uncertainty with everything going on. I woke up the next morning, and the first text I saw was from him again. Then, he sent me another one. I said, You know what’ — and mind you, he’s FaceTiming me throughout this whole entire process. It’s funny — he was coming from the Children’s Hospital. There’s a certain image he has out in the public. It was funny. I was telling my parents, and I was telling my wife, I was like, he’s literally what he’s out in the public. He’s coming from a Children’s Hospital, taking the time to call a guy that he’s trying to bring to the team.”

Gregory is a good pass rusher who’s had his share of off-the-field trouble throughout his career. He seems to have turned the corner in that regard, and after a career year in Dallas, he signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Broncos. The move gives them a very nice edge rush duo of Gregory and Bradley Chubb.

Folks Love To Question The Winner Named Russell Wilson: He’ll Continue To Show Why He’s A Winner

Russell Wilson arrives in the Mile High City, boasting a career record of 104-53-1 including eight playoff appearances, two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Sunday win. He was the face of the Seahawks franchise, but both sides decided a mutual and amicable split was necessary. Wilson carried the Hawks for the better part of the last four to five seasons, and he did it at a high level. What’s wild is that even with that some still question his greatness.

Anyone questioning anything about Russell Wilson; his play, his personal life, his elite stature, should probably be muted. All the guy does is win on and off the gridiron.