Broncos GM deflects praise: ‘No one cares if you win the offseason’

Posted: 28/03/2022 in NFL
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Denver Broncos general manager George Paton downplayed any early praise he received for his blockbuster acquisition of Russell Wilson.

“I don’t get out much. My family doesn’t praise me,” Paton said Sunday, according to Mike Klis of 9News. “The fact is we won seven games. I’m a 7-10 GM. No one cares if you win the offseason. They only care if you win the regular season. We keep everything in perspective.”

The Broncos hired Paton last offseason in hopes of turning around the franchise’s fortunes. The club has failed to make the postseason in each of its last six seasons since winning Super Bowl 50 with Peyton Manning under center.

The Broncos have started 11 different players at quarterback since Manning retired. On the lookout for stability under center, rumors linked the club to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before it landed Wilson.

Wilson spent 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks, earning nine Pro Bowl nods and one Super Bowl championship. He joins a Broncos offense that features rising talents such as Javonte WilliamsCourtland Sutton, and Jerry Jeudy.

Head coach Nathaniel Hackett said he plans to design an offense centered around his new signal-caller.

“Once (you) get to know him, understand him, we’ll build it around him. So what is it going to be? It’s going to be what Russell likes to do,” Hackett said.

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