Russell Wilson is aiming for “three, four more Super Bowls.”

FILE PHOTO: February 6, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; NFC quarterback Russel Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks (3) plays the ball against the AFC in the third quarter during the Pro Bowl football game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

March 17, 2022

Russell Wilson didn’t keep his intentions a secret Wednesday during his induction press conference as the Denver Broncos’ new quarterback.

“My goal is to play 10 or 12 more years and hopefully win three, four more Super Bowls, that’s the plan,” Wilson said. “That’s the mindset. That’s why I came here, to end my career here and hopefully be at the top as a champion. And that several times.”

After spending the first decade of his NFL career in Seattle, the nine-time Pro Bowler waived his no-trade clause last week and the Seahawks sent him to Denver. In exchange for the Wisconsin product, the Seahawks received five draft picks — including first-rounders this year and next — and tight end Noah Fant, defensive end Shelby Harris and quarterback Drew Lock.

The deal was finalized Wednesday at the start of the new NFL year.

Bringing in a talented veteran quarterback is familiar territory for the Broncos. In 2012, they signed a five-year contract with Peyton Manning. Manning led Denver to two Super Bowl appearances and won one after the 2015 season. In Manning’s first Super Bowl appearance with the Broncos after the 2013 season, they were on the wrong side of a one-sided loss to Wilson’s Seahawks.

Wilson said he spoke to Manning before waiving his no-trade clause.

“I think the most important thing he told me was that this is a successful organization,” Wilson said. “That was the greatest. Of course you know this from the outside perspective, but when you’re in it, living in it every day, as a quarterback, as someone that people want to lead, you want to make sure you can answer that question. And he said without a doubt that he liked it here, he still lives here today.”

Calling the trade a “joint decision” between himself and the Seahawks, Wilson thanked Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, as well as Seattle fans during his remarks.

Denver is coming off a 7-10 season, their fifth consecutive year with a losing record.

Broncos general manager George Paton said Wednesday that Wilson was the “No. 1 goal” and the Broncos would “do anything to get Russ.”

Wilson, 33, ranks 15th all-time in passing touchdowns entering next season with 292. His career passer rating of 101.8 is the fourth best ever.

–Field level media Russell Wilson is aiming for “three, four more Super Bowls.”


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