Broncos should rest Russell Wilson for the rest of 2022
How bad has the 2022 season been for the Denver Broncos? So bad that the most exciting moment this season came in another loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Though the Broncos nearly pulled off a historic comeback against the Chiefs this past Sunday, it was still a 14th straight loss to their divisional rival.
The Broncos fought valiantly in trying to come back and for the first time all season, the team showed some fight. Russell Wilson stepped up and tried to put the team on his back, finally winning over many fans in Broncos Country with his efforts.
However, he left the game with a scary-looking injury that ended up leaving him with a concussion.
That’s not the first injury Wilson has suffered in what has easily been the worst season of his football career at any level. The Broncos should not let Wilson be at risk for another this year.
The Broncos need to rest Russell Wilson for the rest of the year for multiple reasons
This Broncos team is cooked. It’s not going anywhere. It will be lucky to win another game; if it does, it will make the first-round pick for the Seattle Seahawks a tad bit worse. There’s nothing to compete for.
The team’s offensive line is in shambles and the Broncos have allowed 44 sacks on the year. Only two teams have given up more. After spending so much to extend Wilson’s contract, the Broncos are playing with fire by allowing him to get hit that many times.
And finally, the team has so many injuries. It’s not like Wilson needs to be building chemistry with his teammates at this point in the season since many of the starters are not even available.
Prior to this season, Wilson had missed just two games in his entire 10-year career. Just this year, he has dealt with shoulder and hamstring injuries and now a concussion.
There is no reason for a 3-10 team to trot out their $245 million quarterback to potentially suffer more damage behind an offensive line that is mostly made up of backups at this point.
Will George Paton and Nathaniel Hackett follow this advice? Probably not, but Wilson should be shut down until next spring, at least.