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Russell Wilson’s Broncos teammate compares the quarterback to a trio of NBA greats


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Marijuana is legal in Colorado. If you didn’t already know, you would have figured that out pretty quickly after hearing Denver Broncos tackle Garret Bolles comment on his team’s new quarterback Russell Wilson.

“You talk about some of the greatest athletes — Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan — the kind of mentality those athletes have,” Bolles said. by Adam Schefter. “That’s what he has.

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Garett Bolles #72 of the Denver Broncos sits on the bench during an NFL preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Empower Field at Mile High on August 28, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
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“He’s so focused all the time, ready to rock and roll,” Bolles continued. “And that’s what we needed here.”

I will have what he has.

That’s not to say Wilson — who was traded to Denver last month — isn’t great. He is. He may even be an all-time player. But to suggest he’s on the same level as Kobe, LBJ and Jordan is going too far. In 10 pro seasons, Wilson has only been named an All-Pro once, and that was his second nod to the team.

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson #3 speaks to the press at the UCHealth Training Center on March 16, 2022 in Englewood, Colorado.

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson #3 speaks to the press at the UCHealth Training Center on March 16, 2022 in Englewood, Colorado.
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That Bolles used, uh, substances to encourage Wilson’s connection to these NBA legends is anyone’s guess. What is clear though, is that a text exchange with Wilson himself got the juices flowing at least partially:

“I was just excited. I said to him, ‘Hey man, I know you’re used to getting hit. You’re not going to get hit here.’ I’m really looking forward.”

New Denver Broncos starting quarterback Russell Wilson, center, is flanked by head coach Nathaniel Hackett, right, and general manager George Paton after a press conference Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the headquarters of the team in Englewood, Colorado.

New Denver Broncos starting quarterback Russell Wilson, center, is flanked by head coach Nathaniel Hackett, right, and general manager George Paton after a press conference Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the headquarters of the team in Englewood, Colorado.
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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In case Bolles and his fellow Bronco linemen don’t keep their end of the bargain, Denver has plenty of medicinal options to ease Wilson’s pain.




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