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
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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