Russell Wilson Signs 1-Year Deal w/ Pittsburgh Steelers After Being Released From Denver Broncos

Russell Wilson Signs 1-Year Deal w/ Pittsburgh Steelers After Being Released From Denver Broncos

Update (March 12): When one door closes, another one opens. Russell Wilson has announced he is heading to the Pittsburgh Steelers one week after the Denver Broncos announced its decision to release him.

The all-star quarterback shared the news on Instagram early Monday morning (March 11) with a festive video of the team’s home venue, Acrisure Stadium. He captioned the moment,

“Year 13. Grateful. @Steelers


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Russell Wilson will reportedly get $1.21 million, the veteran’s minimum salary, for the one-year contract, an anonymous source said. He will also receive the rest of his $39 million salary from the Broncos.

The athlete sat down with his new team on Friday (March 8) and also met with the New York Giants on Thursday (March 7).

Original Story (March 5): Ciara is showing unwavering support for her husband, Russell Wilson

Russell & Ciara Wilson

The Denver Broncos announced its decision to release the veteran quarterback from the team on March 13, the first day of the 2024 league. The release means he will soon be a free agent after being with the Broncos for two seasons. 

Russell Wilson, Ciara & their children

Despite his career setback, Russell Wilson’s wife, Ciara, is letting it be known she will always be his number one fan. The singer shared some words of encouragement as he reacted to the news on Instagram. She wrote underneath his post:

“One of One! My greatest inspiration! I love you #3 #Grateful!”

Other celebrities and athletes like Dwayne Wade also showed support. See their comments below.

InRussell Wilson’s Instagram post on Monday (March 4), he shared a lengthy statement thanking the city of Denver, his now-former teammates, and the Broncos’ employees. The NFL star also said that he’s excited for what’s next. However, he did not mention the Broncos’ general manager, George Paton, or head coach, Sean Payton.

Russell Wilson

The 35-year-old wrote in a statement, 

“Broncos Country, Thank You! Over these last three years, you have welcomed my family and me with open arms and have embraced us as members of the Denver community. This city will always hold a special place in my heart. Our family grew here, we made countless memories and friendships, and formed relationships that will last a lifetime.”

Wilson added, 

“To my teammates, thank you for going to battle together and for being there through it all. There are so many moments I cherish because of you and I am blessed for the impact you have made on my life. I am beyond grateful for all of you and to have been able to run out as your teammate was an honor.”

Russell Wilson

The athlete concluded, 

“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. God’s got me. I am excited for what’s next.” 

He signed off with a nod to his jersey number: “#3.”

The Broncos announced their decision with a joint statement from George Paton and Sean Payton on Monday (March 4). 

They began,

“We spoke with Russell Wilson today to inform him of his release after the start of the league year. On behalf of the Broncos, we thank Russell for his contributions and dedication to our team and community while wishing him the best as he continues his career.”

They added, 

“As we move forward, we are focused on building the strongest team possible for the 2024 season and beyond. We are excited to improve this offseason and will have the flexibility to get better through the draft and free agency.”

The split between Wilson and the Denver Broncos will be expensive. According to multiple reports, the franchise still owes him his $39 million salary for 2024 minus whatever he’d sign for with another team.

By releasing Wilson, the Broncos will reportedly incur a record $85 million in dead cap charges over the next two seasons, the largest dead cap hit in NFL history.

How do you feel about Ciara’s showing love and encouragement to her husband, Russell Wilson, after the announcement of his release from the Denver Broncos? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Authored by: B Gregory