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Russell Wilson’s Teammates React To Broncos Benching QB

Russell Wilson’s teammates are reacting to Wilson’s surprise benching.

On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos revealed they were benching Wilson for the remainder of the season.

Broncos head coach Sean Payton revealed the reason for the benching while speaking to the media.

“Most of you know, we’ve made a change at quarterback. And I understand all the speculation and everything that surrounds a move like that. And I can tell you, Look, we’re, we’re desperately trying to win. And sure, in our game today, there are economics and all those other things. But the number one, push behind this in, it’s a decision I’m making is to, you know, get a spark offensively.”

The media caught up with some of Wilson’s Broncos’ teammates and they were genuinely surprised by the benching of Wilson.

“It was a surprise to everybody in our locker room.” said Jerry Jeudy. “He (Payton) just told us out of nowhere. So, I was pretty surprised having Russ our starting the quarterback the whole year, then the last 2 games, being a switch.“

“Obviously, sucks. It’s a weird day,” Broncos right tackle Mike McGlinche said. “It’s obviously something that I wasn’t necessarily expecting, but you’ve got to believe in what the coaching staff believes in, and what Sean’s doing.”