Russell Wilson announces he is signing with the Steelers

Russell Wilson revealed on Sunday night that the Pittsburgh Steelers are his new team.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Russell Wilson
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Russell Wilson / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

After meeting with the team over the weekend, Russell Wilson and the Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to contract that will have the veteran quarterback suiting up for the franchise during the 2024 season.

Of course, Wilson had to share the news on his Twitter account with a video post. Luckily, it's just a clip of Steelers fans and not the quarterback making up an embarrassing new slogan.

For the last two seasons, Wilson was the starting signal-caller for the Denver Broncos. He put up solid numbers, especially this past season, but the Broncos ultimately decided they wanted to go in a different direction.

Despite Wilson having multiple years remaining on his contract, Denver recently informed him that they would be moving on and he would be free to sign with any other team in the NFL.

That team has turned out to be the Steelers, and when Wilson officially signs his deal, he and Kenny Pickett will be the only quarterbacks under contract with Pittsburgh for the upcoming season.

How much is Russell Wilson costing the Pittsburgh Steelers?

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Wilson and the Steelers have agreed to a "team-friendly" one-year contract. Specific terms have not yet been revealed, but Schefter did mention that Pittsburgh's new quarterback will also be getting paid around $38 million by the Broncos in 2024.

With Denver already paying him a significant chunk of change this year, it's possible that Wilson might have agreed to sign with the Steelers for the veteran minimum, which would mean that he would only be costing Pittsburgh a little more than $1.2 million for the 2024 campaign.

For a team that is still unsure about Pickett remaining their starting quarterback, taking a very low risk on Wilson clearly seems worth it for the Steelers.

After two forgettable seasons with the Broncos, will Wilson be able to regain a bit of the old form he had as a longtime member of the Seattle Seahawks, or will he wind up beginning the 2024 season as the backup behind Pickett?