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Earlier this offseason, the Denver Broncos decided to part ways with Russell Wilson, cutting him from the team even though he still had $85 million guaranteed on his contract that will continue to count against the team’s salary cap. But it doesn’t sound like head coach Sean Payton regrets that decision, nor does he think it was necessarily a difficult one to make.

During an interview at the NFL’s annual league meetings this week, Sean Payton had a brutally honest message about the decision to cut Russell Wilson from the team this month.

“Was it difficult with Russ, knowing that the dead cap consequences were so severe to make that decision to let him go?” the reporter asked Payton.

Payton had an immediate and blunt response, in a video shared by ML Football.

“No,” Payton said without hesitation.

Wilson spent two years with the Broncos and played the two worst seasons of his entire career. Obviously, it was an expensive decision to part ways with Wilson before the end of his contract, but it seems like Payton is adamant that it was the right decision.

We’ll have to see how the decision plays out for both the Broncos and Wilson.

[ML Football]