NFL news: Russell Wilson joined the Broncos as he wanted to 'go to a city that knows how to win'

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After nine years with the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson decided to make the switch to the Denver Broncos this summer, with the 33-year-old quarterback suggesting the team are ready to return to winning ways.

Wilson has twice been to the Super Bowl with the Seahawks - in 2013 and 2014 - and won on the first attempt. But the side have since struggled to reach similar heights, and it led Wilson to look elsewhere.

His attention turned to three-time Super Bowl winners, Denver Broncos - who last lifted the Vince Lombardi trophy in 2015 with legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. Since Manning's retirement, the side have simply been unable to find a franchise quarterback to fill his boots - that's where Wilson comes in.

"It's been a blessing just to come here, just to come to an amazing city like Denver, to be a part of it with so many amazing teammates and great coaching staff," said Wilson. "But also, once the trade was going to happen, I said, 'Hey, listen, I want to make sure that I go to a city that wants to win. I want to make sure I that I go to a team that wants to win. And I want to go to a city that knows how to win.' "All those three things were checked off the box here in Denver and so I think we've got a chance."

Alongside Wilson, the Broncos have also welcomed a new head coach for the upcoming season. Nathaniel Hackett, formerly the offensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers, will take charge of the side for the 2022 season, and will be tasked with getting the best out of Wilson. Ironically, the Broncos' first match of the season sees them travel to Seattle to face Wilson's former side, the Seattle Seahawks.

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