ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO – Russell Wilson stated that in the days following the Denver Broncos' first victory against the Kansas City Chiefs since 2015, team management
asked him to change a wage guarantee in his contract, and that if he did not, he would be "benched for the rest of the year."
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The benching of Russell Wilson and the nonchalant disregard for Black quarterbacks 1d Wilson said Friday that the team's decision-makers told him on "the Monday or Tuesday" following the Broncos' Oct. 29
"They definitely told me I was going to be benched and all that," Wilson told reporters. "I had no idea what was going to happen during the bye week."
I was going to be ready to play, and I wanted to go to Buffalo and beat them [November 13].... I wasn't going to eliminate the injury guarantee since this game is so tough, and I've been playing for 12 years.
"I want to be able to play, and I want to help this team win." Every time I get onto the field, I know it's going to be a physical battle. I never play terrified; I never play timid."
The Broncos were 3-5 following the win against the Chiefs, and an injury to Wilson over the next nine games of the season could have triggered the guarantee if it was bad enough to prevent him from passing a physical in March.