Broncos, Wilson may pay for pre-bleach

Denver (AFP) – The Denver Broncos haven’t made a season opener on their calendar even though it’s Russell Wilson’s return to Seattle.

Had they stressed the return of their $296 million man to town where he spent a decade, bringing their only Super Bowl title to the Seahawks, the Broncos would not have kept him on the sidelines with other starters in pre-season.

“That’s what I’ve been doing for the past three years,” explained new Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett, who was taught the sit-em philosophy by Packers coach Matt LaFleur, who copied the creed from Rams coach Sean McVeigh, who has been doing so since 2018.

McVeigh is 51-23, including 7-2 in the playoffs, since downplaying pre-season and keeping his junior player on the sidelines until September. He is also the reigning Super Bowl champion.

The Packers beat Aaron Rodgers last summer and lost 38-3 by the Saints in their opening game, but bounced back with their third straight season with 13 straight wins.