Russell Wilson to the Vikings rumor has been terminated, for now

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson / Perry Knotts/GettyImages

For whatever reason, there has been a rumor of current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson winding up with the Minnesota Vikings during the 2024 offseason.

With Kirk Cousins set to become a free agent in 2024, it's not surprising that people have predicted that the Minnesota Vikings could be a possible landing spot for current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson.

But just because predictions have been made, it doesn't mean that they make sense, especially since it involves an aging signal-caller who has seen his on-field performance take a large dip during the last two seasons.

Thankfully, someone with actual Vikings sources recently took a few seconds of their time to attempt to shut down any rumors of Wilson ending up in the Twin Cities before next season.

"Zero legitimacy" when it comes to any current Minnesota Vikings rumors involving Russell Wilson

During a recent episode of SKOR North's "Minnesota Sports with Mackey & Judd" podcast, KSTP's Darren Wolfson had the following to say about some of the rumors connecting Wilson to Minnesota.

"There is zero legitimacy [to an] actual connection [between Minnesota and] Russell Wilson."

Wolfson attributed the spread of most of these rumors to a betting site that recently put out the odds for Wilson's next NFL team, with the Vikings strangely having the best odds out of any other franchise in the league.

It's always felt like a silly rumor from the second it started to spread last month. Luckily, Wolfson's info should be able to calm down any potential steam that was building towards Wilson suiting up in a purple and gold Minnesota jersey next season.

The Broncos' quarterback likely won't be with the Vikings in 2024, but he's going to need a new team if the recent reports about Denver's plans to cut him after this season are true.

There are a number of teams around the NFL that seem like logical landing spots for Wilson during the upcoming offseason, but Minnesota isn't one of these landing spots.

Instead, teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, and Las Vegas Raiders make way more sense than the Vikings do as potential homes for Wilson in 2024.

After stumbling out of the gate this season with only one win in their first six games, Wilson and the Broncos were able to eventually turn things around, and heading into Week 18 against the Raiders, Denver has a chance to finish their schedule with a 9-8 record.

The Broncos were eliminated from playoff contention last week, but before that, the team made an odd decision to bench Wilson before their Week 17 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The decision was reportedly made because of an injury guarantee that the veteran quarterback has in his current contract, and with Denver allegedly wanting to move on from him later this year, they didn't want to be stuck paying that injury guarantee if he were to get hurt during the team's final two games of the season.

With 3,070 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 15 games, Wilson certainly hasn't been terrible during his 2023 campaign. But the Broncos clearly don't see a future with him, which is why they're looking to make sure they can part ways with him sooner rather than later.