Russell Wilson receives official playing status from Denver Broncos for Week 15
Russell Wilson will miss Sunday’s game for the Denver Broncos, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Friday.
The 34-year old quarterback passed concussion protocol and wanted to play, but the team overruled his decision and decided to keep him off the field for the game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Last week Wilson had 247 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos were also eliminated from playoff contention with the loss to the Chiefs, so the decision to sit Wilson was made a little easier.
Though he has put together some solid games so far this season, Wilson has seen a bit of decline from his usual production in his first season with the Broncos. He has thrown just 11 touchdowns, down from his usual numbers. Last season, Wilson had 25 touchdowns. The year before that, he had a career-high 40.
Wilson played at Wisconsin for one season in 2011 after transferring from N.C. State. He had 3,175 passing yards and 33 touchdowns in his sole season with the Badgers.