Russell Wilson quickly became the Face(Time), of Broncos’ franchise. Denver Broncos Blog

ENGLEWOOD COLO. — In the early morning of March 8, many Denver BroncosPlayers discovered that the team had purchased a quarterback Russell WilsonIn a blockbuster deal with the Seattle SeahawksTheir phones crashed with an overwhelming flood of text, calls, and notifications.

They knew Wilson's history as a player — a Super Bowl winning quarterback and nine-time Pro Bowl selection. However, his Broncos teammates discovered something more about Wilson during the weeks and intense throwing sessions in California that followed.

Broncos wide receiver: “He's big FaceTimer.” Courtland SuttonIt was said with a smile.

Wilson's drive, his proclaimed “wild obsession” with preparation and his hit-the-ground-throwing approach has already made an imprint on how the Broncos have proceeded through the early portion of their offseason program. Wilson's love of FaceTime has had an impact on how he reached out to his team-mates in the first weeks after being traded from the 2012 NFL draft team.

“A few days [after]When we discovered that Russ would be our quarterback, he sent me an email via FaceTime.” Broncos safety Justin Simmons said. “[He]Just expressed his excitement. He just expressed his excitement…

Peyton Manning signed as a Broncos free agent in March 2012. He said that football would come naturally to him, because it was the one thing that all of us have in common. But he also stressed the importance to get to know his teammates, as well as to become familiar with the team's staff.

He often laughed about the many wrong turns that he took on his way to the Broncos facility in those first few week.

Wilson's first public appearance with the Broncos' team as their quarterback was shortly after he traded for them. He has been a regular visitor to Children's Hospital in Denver every day since. made the rounds of Denver's sports sceneCiara, his wife and courtside companion, was seen sitting together at a recent Denver NuggetsGame and tossing the first pitch at Colorado RockiesThe season opener of the NHL's Season, which he attended along with his family.

In California, he held throwing sessions with a group made up of Broncos. Through it all, Wilson has taught his teammates to expect a FaceTime award from him.

Randy GregoryGregory signed a $70million, five-year contract with the Broncos. Wilson, he said, was sending Gregory text messages like deep crossers. Gregory then made his decision between the Broncos and the re-up with The. Dallas Cowboys. Wilson also greeted Gregory by introducing another FaceTime, when Gregory reached an agreement with Denver.

“I don’t know if it was eight times, but he hit me up a lot,” Gregory said after he signed. “The first night, I was afraid to reply back because there was so much uncertainty. I woke up the next day to see the second text he sent me. I received another text from him. I said yes, you know what — and remember that he FaceTiming throughout this entire process.

“It's hilarious — he was coming out of the Children's Hospital. He has a certain image that is visible to the public. It was funny. I was telling my parents and I was telling mine, and I was saying to my wife, “He's literally what's out there in the public.” He's from a Children's Home. [Hospital]”Taking the time to call a guy he wants to bring to the team.”

It's all part Wilson's franchise quarterback equation. It's all part of Wilson's franchise quarterback equation. Brandon McManusThere are no Broncos players left from their last playoff team, which won Super Bowl 50. It's something that they can feel in everything Wilson does.

Sutton said, “His knowledge about the game is to an entirely different level.” “He understands the game so well that it is easy for everyone around him to grasp it.” … [But]It is something we can all feel, it is the same juice for everyone. Peyton Manning wasn't there, but I know that everyone else was. … Everyone knows that we need to operate at an entirely different level, with a completely different standard.

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