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Russell Wilson Officially Signs with Steelers, Sends Message to NFL Fans

Russell Wilson Officially Signs with Pittsburgh Steelers, Sends Message to NFL Fans
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Some Seattle Seahawks fans probably never got used to Russell Wilson in a Denver Broncos uniform. Well, that's not a concern anymore. Now it's all about growing accustomed to seeing the ex-Seattle Super Bowl QB in Pittsburgh Steelers' black and gold.

On Friday, Wilson officially signed his free agent contract with the Steelers, and in a video posted to the Steelers' official X page, Wilson - no dummy when it comes to trying to relate to his fan base in whatever city he's employed - announced that the contract was signed and that he's looking forward to the 2024 season.

"What's up Steeler Nation. Just signed, baby! Fired up to wear the black and gold. Here we go!" Wilson said.


Wilson's message immediately went viral, and not because it is especially insightful. Wilson, especially since his trade from Seattle two years ago, has become a figure of controversy, a lightning rod due to his big contract (given to him by Denver) and his high profile (which he's earned in many ways).

Wilson joins the Steelers on an inexpensive deal thanks to his contract with the Broncos still paying him $38 million ... leaving Pittsburgh to pick up just $1 million of the tab.

In the wake of Russ' departure, Seattle has turned to Geno Smith ... and now to Sam Howell, in a trade from Washington, as a possible future heir. Meanwhile. ...

The last two years in Denver did not work, as he went 11-19 as a starter ... and was not helped at all in 2023 by coaching czar Sean Payton. In Pittsburgh, though? The Pro Bowl perennial during his 10 years with the has a chance to be a "bus driver'' on a good team ... and "the black and gold'' figures to get more than its money's worth with the transaction.