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The GM Shuffle breaks down Broncos decision to bench QB Russell Wilson

Hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe discuss the fallout from the Broncos’ benching of Russell Wilson, then they preview Week 17 of the 2023 NFL season.

The Denver Broncos shocked the NFL world with their decision to bench starting QB Russell Wilson for the team’s final two games of the 2023 NFL season, despite still being in the playoff hunt.

While Wilson hasn’t regained his form in the slightest, he was improved from last year — even if he struggled mightily in the first three quarters of the Broncos’ previous tilt. The benching is the first move toward releasing Wilson in the offseason and taking a massive cap hit.

Did the Broncos make the right decision to start QB Jarrett Stidham over Wilson?

The GM Shuffle discusses that, along with previewing the penultimate week of the NFL campaign.

Listen to the full episode below.

Show Breakdown

On the GM Shuffle, hosts Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe talk about the Broncos benching Russell Wilson for the rest of the season plus his likely departure from the team after this season. Plus, Michael reacts to Jaire Alexander’s coin flip incident before the start of OT against the Panthers last Sunday. The guys also preview the NFL Week 17 slate.


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