Broncos’ Russell Wilson out against Jets with hamstring injury

By Joe Morgan | Fox News. 

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will not play against the New York Jets on Sunday due to a hamstring injury.

Wilson has done everything he can to be ready for Denver’s Week 7 game, but head coach Nathaniel Hackett wants Wilson to heal in order to prevent his injury from getting worse, according to ESPN.

“While Russell Wilson wanted to play despite a hamstring injury and did everything he could to play, the Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett will hold back the 9-time Pro Bowl QB vs. the Jets to allow him to heal and prevent a lingering injury, per sources,” ESPN reported.

“Brett Rypien gets the start.”

Rypien, who is the nephew of NFL great Mark Rypien, appeared in three games for the Broncos in 2020 – starting in one – throwing for 294 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions on 40 attempts.

Wilson reportedly injured his hamstring in Denver’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6.