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Broncos Legend Helping Russell Wilson Adjust to Denver

Devon Platana
A certain Broncos legend is helping QB Russell Wilson adjust to life in Denver.
A certain Broncos legend is helping QB Russell Wilson adjust to life in Denver. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

It's usually an adjustment any time an athlete gets traded in their respective sport, even for superstars. That's what quarterback Russell Wilson may experience after spending his entire career with the Seattle Seahawks, only to be shockingly traded to the Denver Broncos this offseason.

The good news is that Wilson isn't alone in his transition to his new city. In fact, a certain Broncos legend who endured a similar experience is helping Wilson adjust to life in Denver.

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Five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl-winning QB Peyton Manning has been advising Wilson with the latter's transition to Denver. Although he wasn't traded, Manning spent 11 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before signing as a free agent with the Broncos in 2012.

Manning told the Denver Post’s Ryan O’Halloran that he's spoken to Wilson "a number of times" about some strategies that "helped me in my transition to a different team." He went on to add that he's even spoken to head coach Nathaniel Hackett about things that could help Wilson succeed right away.

"(I've had) conversations Coach (Nathaniel) Hackett as well about some of those things, maybe some do's, and don'ts that helped me and can certainly apply and Russell can hit the ground running here in his first year."

Peyton Manning

Broncos fans certainly wouldn't complain if Wilson had the same success as Manning did in Denver. The latter was named NFL MVP in his second season with the organization after recording a mind-blowing 5,477 passing yards and 55 touchdowns. Two seasons later, Manning helped the Broncos take home Super Bowl 50 — the last time Denver was in the playoffs.

The Broncos have already surrounded Wilson with a promising roster, so time will tell if he can deliver a championship. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently giving the Broncos +1500 odds (T-No. 6) to win Super Bowl LVII next season.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.