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Broncos to Ditch Russell Wilson, Leaving Team with Largest Dead Cap Hit Ever

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2024

The Denver Broncos announced Monday that the team is releasing quarterback Russell Wilson to become a free agent. The nine-time Pro Bowler came to the Broncos from the Seattle Seahawks in 2022 on a five-year, $242.6 million deal. The team’s decision to release him will come with an NFL record $85 million dead cap, which is the amount of money the team must pay by contract with Wilson after releasing him from the roster, according to Bleacher Report. The previous high was for quarterback Matt Ryan at $40.53 million, when...

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