The Denver Broncos took a significant step to address the quarterback situation last season, completing a historic trade with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire star quarterback Russell Wilson.
Unfortunately, the move didn’t bring the Broncos immediate success because Wilson didn’t appear to be the same superstar as before, which led many to question whether the team had made the right decision.
The Broncos made a couple moves in the NFL offseason to provide some insurance behind their star quarterback since Wilson is a big question mark going ahead.
When free agency started, the team’s swift signing of former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham was the most notable move. Now, the organization has made another, albeit somewhat unconventional, move by signing former XFL quarterback Ben DiNucci to a contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Broncos are signing former XFL standout QB Ben Dinucci after his performance at the teams s minicamp.
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 14, 2023
DiNucci’s deal won’t likely garner much attention because he only appeared in three games for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL to replace Dak Prescott in 2020.
With head coach Sean Payton on board, the true question for the Broncos going forward is whether Wilson can recover from a dismal debut campaign in Denver.
The coach-quarterback combination will be one of the big topics of the 2023 NFL season, thus all eyes will be on Wilson and Payton.
Wilson had a career-low 16 touchdown passes in 2022, along with 3,524 yards of throwing and 11 interceptions.
On 55 carries, he gained 277 yards and three touchdowns while running.