The Denver Broncos' rollercoaster ride of a 2023 campaign took another shocking twist on Wednesday when the team announced it would be benching quarterback Russell Wilson for the final two games of the season in favor of Jarrett Stidham. The move certainly came as a surprise to many folks, and after the news went public, Wilson broke the silence on Denver's shocking decision.

Via Russell Wilson:

“God’s got me. Looking forward to what’s next.”

The Broncos opened the 2023 campaign by losing five of their first six games, but then proceeded to rattle off wins in six of their next seven games. Just when it seemed like they were a serious playoff threat, the Detroit Lions blew them out in Week 15 and then the New England Patriots upset the Broncos in Week 16. While they are still technically alive in the postseason hunt, the Broncos have seen enough from Wilson.

There are a lot of unique factors that have gone into this decision, but it has reportedly been clear to Wilson for some time now that his time with the Broncos was likely coming to an end. As a result, he's doing his best to take the move in stride, although it's obviously going to be tough for a quarterback of his stature to come to terms with getting benched while his team still has a shot at making the playoffs.

With Wilson headed to the bench, Stidham will be taking over under center, and he flashed at times last season when filling in for Derek Carr in a similar situation with the Las Vegas Raiders. The Broncos are waving the white flag with two games left, and all eyes will be on them this upcoming offseason to see what they end up doing with Wilson and his expensive contract.