ENGLEWOOD COLO. — Year 1The Experience Officially, the team began Monday with the first day in a three-day volunteer veteran minicamp.
The Broncos closed the blockbuster transaction to acquire Wilson in March. Wilson has been a popular figure in the city, attending sporting events and visiting Children's Hospital. Wilson's purchase of a suburban Denver house became a viral hit.
However, Monday marked the first time Wilson and his team were on the field together with Nathanial Hackett, the Broncos' first coach and the team staff.
It was a fierce battle of energy and enthusiasm with Hackett taking over as the lead, running back to play-action scenarios for many of the players who were involved in special team drills.
Wilson said, “I told Wilson at end, congratulations to our first practice together.” “… To give him small handoffs here, someone called him White Lightning. I don't know why, but he looked great over there.
Hackett said, “I've always wanted to be a running back,” … There were special teams working… we need to get out there and give these people a look.
Hackett answered a question regarding his 40th birthday by saying “let's just not talk about that.”
Wilson spent time with the Broncos' pass catchers, and running backs, in recent weeks. Wilson was first at throwing sessions in San Diego right after the trade. He then moved on to some local workouts as the Broncos began their offseason program in April 16.
The current minicamp was, despite being limited by the league’s offseason practices rules, the first time all the coaches had mingled with all the players. Wilson's presence clearly changed the dynamic.
“This guy loves to practice. He's out there at the end and he's like, ‘we're done. Can't we do more? Hackett spoke highly of Wilson: “I'm like, man. I'd love, but baby steps.”
Wilson stated, “To be here and standing right there, now that it's here, it feels right.” It feels great, it's exciting, and there's still so much to do.
Hackett stated that the Broncos have begun to install the offensive playbook.
“[Monday]”It was just the very basics of our work,” he stated. “Then we will slowly expand that with the guys through the Phase 2 and the OTAs.
Six consecutive Broncos seasons of missing the playoffs are behind Wilson. Wilson will be the 11th different quarterback or 12th difference player to start Week 1 for the Broncos. Wilson is the first Broncos player to play behind center since Peyton Manning's Super Bowl 50 victory.
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Wilson described it as an “amazing experience” so far. … If I was going somewhere, it had to be somewhere I could win. This is one such place.