Wright played special teams for Atlanta in 1978 before finding himself with the Denver Broncos by 1980. After being mostly a bystander, Wright found his role grow under new head coach Dan Reeves starting in 1982. In 1982, he started three games and recorded 9 catches for 120 yards with 1 touchdown. His role expanded in 1983 with him starting six games and recording 13 catches for 134 yards. In 1984, he started a then career high nine games and recorded 11 catches for 118 yards and 1 touchdown. His best, and final, season came in 1985 when he started twelve games for the Broncos and recorded 28 catches for 246 yards and 1 touchdown.