Ciara isn’t the one one shifting with Russell Wilson to Denver.
Jake Heaps, a Washington native who performed quarterback at three FBS faculties and hosted a noon radio program in Seattle, is following Wilson to Denver to proceed working because the Professional Bowler’s non-public quarterback coach. Wilson, whose spouse Ciara is a singer, was traded from the rebuilding Seahawks to the championship-or-bust Broncos in March.
“We’ve been doing stuff within the offseason and all that, however with him shifting to Denver — for me, my house base was Seattle, so every thing was simply type of labored out and it was good and in sync,” Heaps advised USA TODAY Sports activities. “However I feel to do what we wish to accomplish and for Russell, what he desires to perform in his profession over the following 10 years right here in Denver, there’s numerous issues we wished to don’t just for him and his profession however for the Denver group from a coaching side and all that.
“It’s an enormous change for me personally, however I’m excited to leap two toes in and to work with him tremendous intently and do no matter I can to be at his finest. That’s what it’s actually about.”
Wilson and Heaps have labored collectively for the final 5 years since they first met as Seahawks teammates in 2016. Heaps was on the Seahawks roster throughout that offseason and moved to the follow squad for a part of that fall.
“He desires to be nice,” Heaps stated. “He already is nice, however what he desires to perform over the second half of his profession, he desires it to be particular and I feel he has the power to do this in Denver.
“This group has been improbable from Day One with him, and the fellows have been improbable. Clearly, that is the honeymoon section and every thing is nice, every thing’s particular, however I actually imagine that they’ve acquired what it takes to actually make some noise and attain the objectives that all of them have.”
Wilson moved his annual passing academy to Denver, and it has drawn greater than 500 campers, based on the report. Heaps, who’s a part of the camp, defined the origin of their relationship.
“He noticed how laborious I labored. I attempted to beat him to the power on daily basis, and we grew a bond by way of that,” Heaps stated. “I acquired a random cellphone name from (Wilson) asking to fly out and are available prepare him at UCLA and stated certain. We’ve been collectively ever since. It’s been actually cool to have that friendship and to have that belief that he has in me and have sincere conversations and to guage his sport and do no matter I can to assist him be higher.”