Broncos GM George Paton Publicly Addresses Russell Wilson Allegations

As the Russell Wilson experience comes to an end, Denver Broncos general manager George Patton says the door is still open. Paton succeeded head coach Sean Payton and held court with local media at Tuesday’s season-ending news conference. While Wilson fielded a variety of questions, the general manager repeatedly emphasized that both the Broncos and the player are willing to move.

The unspoken caveat to a return appears to be if Wilson is willing to renegotiate his contract. “The door is open for ‘Russ,'” Paton said. “I had a great chat with Russ and Sean also had a great chat. The door is open. We go through this process to technical staff and information staff. We’ll go to Russ and his men and go from there.On December 29, Wilson said he wanted to remain a Bronco.

He said he should have a seven-year tenure in Denver (he had two years left on his contract in Seattle, and the Broncos gave him a five-year extension). Asked about his future in Denver, Wilson said, “I want to be here, but I don’t know.” “I came here for one reason: to win more championships. It’s still on my mind. I try to train right, do everything right and do it right because I have a contract and I want to do what the person needs.

Wilson said he is not willing to renegotiate the injury coverage in his contract. That doesn’t mean he’s unwilling to renegotiate any aspect of the deal, but it’s a pretty good sign. If there’s one caveat for the Broncos, it’s that Wilson is gone, especially given the protests in his early NFL career.”I didn’t want my injury to take away my support,” Wilson said. “It’s a very physical game.

I’ve been playing for 12 years. It’s important to me.”As for Paton, he didn’t hesitate to threaten to bench Wilson if he didn’t agree to the team’s request to change his injury coverage, but that certainly never seemed to happen. . Asked why Wilson saw this as a threat or an ultimatum, Patton replied, “That’s a good question.”

“We made a good faith effort to change his contract. We handled it professionally and I will talk about it,” Paton said.After a heated response from local reporters in the room, Paton repeated several times that Coach Payton had nothing to do with the Broncos’ motivations for Wilson and that he was “in negotiations.” Paton said he was too busy “getting ready for Buffalo” to participate in contract negotiations with teammate Peyton Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers. “Sean was not involved in the negotiations,” Paton said.

“Sean was getting ready for Buffalo. We take care of it – [V.P. Football administration] Rich [Hurtado] and myself. “All season, Sean has been in prep mode and getting ready for Buffalo.”

At a news conference Tuesday, Payton said he met with Wilson the day before. It was the day Broncos players packed up their lockers and said goodbye to each other as they went their separate ways during the offseason.

“I spent 30 minutes with Russ yesterday,” Payton said. “I said, ‘I don’t think it’s going to be a long, boring process,’ but we haven’t settled on a plan yet. As soon as we find out something, he is the first.” knows”.

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