K.J. Wright predicts rough 2022 season for Russell Wilson, Broncos
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K.J. Wright has made a bit of an interesting prediction regarding the Denver Broncos' season as he thinks the Broncos will finish last in their division. The Broncos, who will be aiming to end their six-year playoff drought in 2022, traded for Russell Wilson this offseason.
The Broncos have been struggling at the quarterback position ever since Peyton Manning retired. The Broncos entered this offseason determined to land a big-name quarterback and they managed to do so. Wright and Wilson were teammates during their time with the Seattle Seahawks but Wright doesn't predict much success to Wilson in his first year in Denver.
Wright thinks the Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers will all finish ahead of the Broncos next season. "You got to look at it from a holistic standpoint — you got to look outside of the quarterbacks, what's on the other side of the ball, what's on defense," Wright told USA Today, via CBS Sports.
"I believe the Broncos have some pieces, but I don't know if it's going to be enough to slow down these weapons in this division. It's going to be tight, but only three are going to make it."
Wright expressed interest to return to the Seahawks
After a decade with the Seahawks, Wright signed with the Raiders last season.
Recently, Wright expressed a desire to return to Seattle. "I want to go back home," Wright told Trey Wingo on the "Half-Forgotten History" podcast. "I think it's that simple. Seattle knows that I want to come back. They know how much they mean to me." When Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about Wright's comments, he said he has nothing but love for his former player.
"I love K.J.," Carroll said. "I've already talked to him about stuff for the future and all that. I did hear that he talked about playing, and we've already talked about that."