Denver Broncos under the most pressure in Week One

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Russell Wilson, the obvious storyline

Starting every game for the Seattle Seahawks since 2012, except for the three he missed last season, Russell Wilson will not be just facing his old team in the Seattle Seahawks, but the 12th man as well.

There is so much weird pressure and hatred coming from the Seahawks and their camp in regard to the former face of the Seahawks. From Pete Carroll to media members, it seems like Seattle is really hoping to make sure Russell Wilson feels everything but loved upon his return.

That is a completely different vibe from what the Indianapolis Colts did for Peyton Manning when he returned as the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Both scenarios are different so it isn’t apples to apples, but Russell Wilson still played his heart out for that team and that city.

If it were up to me, he would be welcomed pre-game, but once the coin flip starts, it would be just another guy if I was supporting the Seattle Seahawks.

Either way, Russell Wilson has an opportunity for a fresh start with the Denver Broncos, it starts on Monday Night Football. Just looking from a fan’s perspective, it will not be the end of the world if Russell Wilson struggles against Seattle.

Broncos Country will be upset if the season gets off to a rocky start, but it will be forgiven quickly if he redeems himself. I think Russell Wilson however will be playing this game with the weight of the world on his shoulders.

There can be the “this is just another game” comment, but that should not be believed. That first time you see your ex, especially if it was after a 10-year relationship, you are going to want to look your best.

You don’t want to be seen at the local grocery store, just rolled out of bed with an unsatisfactory appeal, you want to be seen at your best. There is an “I’m doing better without you” feeling that you want to prove to be true.

Russell Wilson will want to do just that. Show the Seattle Seahawks he is better off without him, that he can cook and that the Denver Broncos are a legit contender with high hopes for the 2022 NFL season.