Russell Wilson is 6 years older than the Broncos’ reported new QB coach
The Denver Broncos’ top priority next season will be to get Russell Wilson back to his Pro Bowl level. One of the people responsible for this will definitely not use many years of coaching experience.
Former New York Giants backup quarterback Davis Webb resigns to join Sean Payton’s staff as Broncos quarterback coach. Adam Schefter of ESPN. At 28, Webb is six years younger than Wilson, who is 34.
Webb hung up his boots after playing in two games in his NFL career and starting once. That start came in week 18 last season when the Giants decided to give Daniel Jones a rest as they were locked into the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs. He went 23 of 40 for 168 passing yards and one touchdown pass as well as a rushing touchdown.
Selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft after playing for Texas Tech and Cal in college, Webb spent most of his career with the Giants, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills practice teams.
Of course, age and playing experience is far from the only thing that can make a good coach.
Webb seemed to be respected enough that Billy reportedly asked him to consider leaving last year after playing two seasons as a third-team quarterback. Buffalo offered him the same quarterback coaching job he ended up taking with the Broncos.
Giants head coach Brian Daball rapturously praised Webb behind the sideline when he instead followed the coach from the Bills to the Giants, calling him “the best teammate I’ve ever seen”. New Jersey Advanced Media:
“He’s incredible with his teammates both academically and off the pitch,” Daboll said. “He met with Josh (Allen) every Friday night and went over our call list and organized it. (He’s) a great resonator and a really good competitor.”
Webb is also the son of a coach and has reportedly been talking about becoming a coach himself since getting into the NFL. Jordan Rana of ESPN.
Sean Payton is still figuring out the Broncos coaching staff
As for who will work alongside Webb on the Broncos’ offensive coaching staff, it’s still ongoing. Webb will have an experienced boss in the person of Payton, who is slowly gathering his staff (but don’t call him on twitter about it).
Broncos reportedly hired Joe Lombardi on Thursday, and he could potentially be named the team’s offensive coordinator. Former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will return to the team as defensive coordinator.
Webb won’t be the only one moving from playing in the NFL to coaching. This was reported by Mike Klis from 9News. that Chris Banjo, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals earlier Thursday, will become the new Broncos special teams assistant coach.
The entire personnel rebuild comes after a disastrous year for the Broncos, who traded two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick and some players for Wilson and then signed him to a five-year, $245 million contract. extension. Their reward for this investment is a 5-12 record and the worst season of Wilson’s career.
Any chance of the Broncos achieving immediate success under Payton is likely to require significant improvement on the part of Wilson, who has never been able to find his footing under impostor head coach Nathaniel Hackett. This could mean an opportunity for Webb to start his coaching career on a good note, but also as big a challenge as anything he’s experienced as a player.