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Patriots Football Daily: Where Will Russell Wilson Land?

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Denver Broncos are one of the fastest moving teams up the NFL Power Rankings. Wilson is now a free agent. Could the New England Patriots be his next team?

The New England Patriots are believed to be looking for a new starting quarterback in 2024. Russell Wilson is looking for a new team. Could the two parties pair up? So far there are believed to be three teams that Wilson has either met with, or is planning to meet with, and the Patriots are not among them.

Wilson met with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday. He reportedly held talks with the New York Giants on Thursday, The Las Vegas Raiders are believed to plan a meeting with Wilson too.

The Steelers and Giants are in somewhat similar situations. Both have starting quarterbacks signed whom they do not seem thrilled about. Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett was a first-round pick in 2022. New York’s Daniel Jones signed a massive extension before the 2023 season. In both scenarios, Wilson is likely being brought in to compete for a starting job, but nothing is guaranteed.

Making Wilson extra appealing is his cost. The Denver Broncos are on the hook for Wilson’s entire contract, so he can sign for the veteran minimum ($1.25 million). His 2024 salary offsets what Denver pays, so Wilson makes the same money regardless.

Russell Wilson’s numbers in 2023 were better than one would expect for a player Denver was willing to release at such a high cost. He completed 66.4% of his passes and threw 26 touchdowns against eight interceptions. New England quarterbacks Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe combined to complete 63.0% of their throws, with 18 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 2023.

The idea of Wilson being brought to New England has been considered here. The conclusion was it might not be the best fit, regardless of cost. His early destination rumors seem to confirm this not being an isolated belief.

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Football Fun Fact of the Day

The NFL Supplement Draft has existed since 1977, though no players have been selected since 1977. No player has been selected since 2019 (Cardinals safety Jalen Thompson). The only time the New England Patriots selected a player in the Supplemental Draft was in 1981. They selected Rhode Island WR Chy Davidson in Round 11. Davidson did not make the Patriots but later played four games in the NFL with the New York Jets.

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Today’s post features one of the most famous football players ever selected in the NFL Supplemental Draft, Brian Bosworth. Here is he trying to tackle Bo Jackson, courtesy of Honest Larry