Broncos OC Justin Outten on QB Russell Wilson: ‘He’s a pro’s pro’

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Russell Wilson’s a nine-time Pro Bowler, a Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year recipient and a Super Bowl champion.

He knows football, and he knows what he does best. But that doesn’t mean Wilson is uncoachable. On the contrary, Wilson has worked with the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff to adjust to a new offense by listening and learning while also making suggestions without overstepping.

“He’s a pro’s pro,” Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Outten said on June 14. “You’ll give him some information and it will be a little bit outside of the box. He’ll look at you funny and he’ll see it work and then it comes to fruition. He’s a really good guy to work with.

“He gives you feedback, and we also give him feedback. He’s very coachable and in the position that he’s in, he could easily tell us, ‘It’s my way or the highway.’ He’s been very good about just getting around the system and learning it all and asking questions every single day. It’s been great.”

Denver’s staff has the resume worthy of Wilson’s trust. Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett served as the Green Bay Packers’ offensive coordinator when quarterback Aaron Rodgers won back-to-back NFL MVP awards over the last two seasons. Outten is a Hackett understudy who learned the offense in Green Bay and is now helping teach it in Denver.

Wilson’s bought in, and while it might be unrealistic for fans to expect an NFL MVP season right away, there’s no denying that the Broncos’ new scheme is quarterback-friendly. This offense should suit Wilson well.

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