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As he begins his NFL free agency tour, former Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is meeting with the Steelers on Friday.

Wilson has already met with the Giants.

Perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in a well-known quarterback after all. The organization intends to speak with former Denver Broncos starting Russell Wilson, despite earlier rumors suggesting minimal interest in pursuing an experienced replacement for Kenny Pickett. Lead NFL insider Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports verifies on Friday.


Wilson already met with the New York Giants before to this visit, according to Jones.

Wilson is reportedly interested in joining the Steelers and, contrary to earlier rumors, Pittsburgh is also interested in signing the former Super Bowl winner. Wilson has been granted permission to negotiate with other clubs prior to his formal release from the Broncos.

Pickett, the team’s first-round selection in 2022, had been promised more competition by the Steelers management, but head coach Mike Tomlin has shown special support for the third-year signal-caller, indicating he’ll get another chance to start. During the summer, there were several reports indicating that Pittsburgh would not sign any quarterback, including Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings, a free agency, or Justin Fields, a trade prospect for the Chicago Bears, with the expectation of being the team’s undisputed starter.

Wilson, 35, just had a turbulent two-year stay in Denver, where he was demoted in the middle of the 2023 season after starting as a highly sought-after trade acquisition and going only 11-19 overall. He played with the Seattle Seahawks for ten seasons before joining the Broncos, regularly finishing among the league’s most prolific dual-threat quarterbacks and assisting the team in winning two trips to the Super Bowl.

Wilson is probably available for less money, which might pique the Steelers’ interest in him. He could sign with a new club for almost a minimum cost to attract interest from across the NFL, but he would still owe Denver tens of millions of dollars as part of his 2022 deal with the Broncos.


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