No more special privileges! New Broncos head coach Sean Payton says Russell Wilson’s personal QB coach will NOT be allowed at facility as he insists ‘that’s foreign to me… that’s not going to take place’
After hinting at installing a sense of discipline in his new team, newly-revealed Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton said his quarterback – Russell Wilson – will not be allowed to have a personal quarterback coach.
The recently-acquired Payton spoke to reporters Monday after he was presented as the head coach of the Broncos for the first time.
Payton was asked if Wilson would be able to have his own support staff – including personal quarterback coach Jake Heaps, who had access to the team’s facilities last season.
‘I’m not too familiar with that,’ Payton responded. ‘That’s foreign to me — that’s not going to take place.
‘I’m unfamiliar with it. Our staff will be here, our players will be here and that will be it.’
New Broncos coach Sean Payton says Russell Wilson won’t be allowed to have a private coach
In his first season in Denver in 2022, Wilson had one of the worst statistical years in his career
Wilson is coming off one of his worst statistical years as a quarterback across his entire NFL career.
Last season saw his second losing season and his first season with a passer rating below 90.
He had the highest touchdown-interception ratio of his entire career at 16 TDs to eleven interceptions. Those 16 touchdowns are also the first time he’s ever thrown under 20 touchdowns in a season.
Wilson also had the worst completion percentage of his career at 60.5 – while completing under 300 passes for only the sixth time in his career.
He was also sacked a career high 55 times, losing 368 yards – the most of his ten year NFL tenure.
Wilson has been working with former practice squad quarterback Jake Heaps privately
Heaps is a former teammate of Wilson’s while they were both members of the Seattle Seahawks.
After spending his college career at BYU, Kansas, and then Miami, Heaps went undrafted to the New York Jets offseason squad in 2015.
He then spent a season on the practice squad of the Seattle Seahawks, getting released in October of 2016.
After a brief stint in Canada, Heaps returned to the Seahawks in 2017 where he lasted just over a month with the team before being cut once again.
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