Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has insisted all is properly between him and his teammates amid rumors of a locker room rift. 

“I mean, I’ve got great relationships in that locker room, so whoever was trying to tear it down, you can’t,” Wilson defined Wednesday, as shared by Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. 

Television cameras picked up Broncos defensive sort out Mike Purcell yelling in Wilson’s face throughout this previous Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers which dropped the Broncos to 3-8 on what’s turn into a season to neglect. Days later, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero (h/t New York Post) reported that Wilson “has lost some people around that team” and “lost some people in that locker room.” Mike Klis of 9News then raised eyebrows when he tweeted that “about half” of the Denver crew attended a midweek celebration for Wilson. That seemingly would point out “about half” of the crew skipped the occasion. 

Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett referred to such chatter about Wilson’s standing within the locker room as “gossip” earlier on Wednesday. Wilson remarked that “there’s always noise” of a unfavorable nature hovering over a crew when issues aren’t going properly. 

“The thing is that you don’t bad mouth,” Wilson added throughout his feedback. “My biggest goal every day is to continue to try to lead at the highest level and to be consistent every day with my approach, to never change and not let the highs of life change you and not let the lows [change you]. Just be consistent with your approach, knowing that I love these guys every day, man, of who they are and what they’re about. . . . It’s a blessing to be on this team, and I’m honored.” 

Wilson and the Broncos will look to place any supposed points behind them once they play on the 7-4 Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. 

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