The Denver Broncos are atrocious. After watching the team stumble to a 3-8 record, it is not inaccurate to say they might be the worst team in the entire NFL.
As you scour the web, social media, or wherever you get your NFL news, the constant narrative is going to focus on just how bad Nathaniel Hackett has been as a head coach, and those takes are all warranted.
Anyone calling for Hackett to be fired before this season ends is probably not wrong. It would be shocking, at least to me, if he is back next season.
There could also be rumblings about George Paton’s job security as the team’s general manager. After all, he did put the pieces in place for what we are witnessing.
But Russell Wilson can not get through this unscathed. He has looked absolutely horrible in Denver and just about every quarterback that has started a game around the league this year has looked better.
But there will be excuses. His offensive line is in shambles, the team has had too many injuries, the playcalling has been so bad, etc. But what about the idea that Wilson just isn’t very good anymore?
Russell Wilson has been terrible for the Broncos
That’s the idea that Broncos Country doesn’t want to entertain, especially since contractually, the team is stuck with the guy for the foreseeable future.
Perhaps the Seattle Seahawks knew what they were doing in getting rid of Wilson.
Directly after the deal was made, I took the very unpopular opinion that the Broncos gave up too much for Wilson. I truly believed they did. Now, it appears that the Seahawks absolutely torched Denver in that trade.
Through 11 games, Wilson is completing a career low 58.9 percent of his passes and his QB rating of 82.3 is more than 10 points lower than the worst mark he ever had in Seattle.
Recently, some outlets have begun tracking Wilson’s touchdown passes on the season in comparison to how many bathrooms he has in his home. It’s pretty funny until you think about the fact that there is a really good chance the bathrooms end up winning that contest.
The acquisition of Wilson has been nothing short of a total disaster at this point and it’s irresponsible not to place at least some of the blame on him. He deserves it.