Peyton Manning reveals real advantage Russell Wilson has in his first year in Denver

Wilson changed teams for the first time in his career this offseason.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Peyton Manning reveals real advantage Russell Wilson has in his first year in Denver

Denver Broncos legend Peyton Manning says Russell Wilson arriving with a new coaching staff is a positive thing for him. After spending over 10 years in Indianapolis, Manning signed with the Broncos in 2011. When Manning arrived, the Broncos had a coaching staff well established and he had to learn a new offensive scheme.

This offseason, the Broncos made some big moves as they traded for quarterback Wilson and they also have a new coaching staff. "I think he's off to a fast start in talking to him," Manning said, via the Broncos' official website.

"I do think it's an advantage for Russell to be coming in with a new coaching staff, because everybody's learning and Russell is going to know this offense better than anybody. So he's going to be in teaching mode, as well.

If you're a new player and you're catching up to everybody else in a leadership position, that can be difficult. So I think Russell's at a real advantage where they're learning coach [Nathaniel] Hackett's offense together, figuring out what works and what doesn't work and I think he's going to be great obviously for our young receivers.

Like all Broncos fans, [I'm] excited to see him get to work this fall."

Manning on Wilson working out with teammates in San Diego

Wilson has a house in San Diego and this offseason he met with some teammates and they got some reps together.

"I would imagine San Diego is a little more exciting than Durham in April, although we did throw in some Duke-North Carolina basketball games during the day, so that was neat," Manning said. "Wherever you go, I like the off-campus throwing.

There's something about the [fact that] Russell can lead it, it's just him and the receivers — coaches aren't around. There's some leadership there from all of the players. Obviously going out to San Diego, it sounds like it's a heck of a facility.

I talked to Russell. He actually sent me the film of the throwing that they did, and I could tell they got really good work in. That's why I think they're off to a real good start."

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