Denver Broncos’ QB Russell Wilson lost a ton of weight

Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos (Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) /

Veteran Denver Broncos’ quarterback Russell Wilson reveals and very clearly shows a significant weight loss. Will this help him in 2023?  Will a skinny Russell Wilson help the Broncos become a better team in 2023?

Maybe.  Maybe not.  It’s pretty clear to see the weight loss present in Wilson, who came off the worst season of his career in 2022.  I guess in that case, all options are on the table.

According to Pro Football Reference and the official Denver Broncos’ website, Wilson is listed at 5’11” and 215 pounds, which is a fine weight for him.  His smaller frame does force him to carry a bit more weight to be able to easily absorb the hits he takes from opposing defenses.

His pre-draft measurables from his Wikipedia page has him measured in at 204 pounds, and honestly, that seem to be where he’s at now.  I think a 10 pound weight loss is what we’re seeing in the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

I ask again, will this help Russell Wilson bounce back for the Denver Broncos in 2023?  Well, I think if nothing else, it shows that Wilson is truly committed to fixing what went wrong in 2022.  Undergoing a body transformation like that is something that requires an infinite amount of discipline.

He’s clearly all-in on the Sean Payton era and surely does not know how much longer he’ll be with the Broncos.  I think he has that in the back of his mind.

I’ve also said that if there is any coach in the NFL to be able to “fix” Wilson, it’s Sean Payton, who has had a plethora of elite offenses during his time as a head coach in the NFL.

In 15/16 seasons with the Saints, Payton’s offenses ranked at least 12th in point scored, so there’s a very good chance that the Broncos field a top-12 unit in 2023, which is very encouraging.

Maybe this weight loss will maybe Wilson lighter on his feet–maybe he’ll be able to run more effectively.  We’ll see in time.