One of the likely many reasons why Russell Wilson left Seattle was his desire to be a pocket passer, but that’s not what he’s good at. if Wilson cannot acknowledge and accept this fact, he’ll never be an effective quarterback again.
It was well known that Russell Wilson desired to be more of a pocket passer in the NFL. He likely had visions of him standing tall in the pocket like the Mannings and Bradys and carving up opposing defenses.
Well, for a few reasons, that’s simply not who he is or ever was. This left him wanting to leave Seattle, and he eventually landed with the Broncos. Nathaniel Hackett was hired before Wilson came along, and the idea there was to probably lure Aaron Rodgers from the Packers, but that did not happen.
The offense that Hackett ended up running seemed to be a blend of what Wilson wanted and what he ran in Green Bay. The problem, though, is that the offense was too reliant on a non-pocket passer trying to make it by as a pocket passer.
This is not to say that Wilson can’t occasionally stand tall in the pocket and make nice throws, but that’s not who he’s traditionally been, and his best stretch of football in the NFL (2018-2020) saw him and the offense move the pocket around and do most of the damage from the perimeter of the field.
The next head coach of the Denver Broncos needs to ensure their offensive scheme allows Wilson to get back to his bread and butter. As stubborn as Russell Wilson likely is, the offense won’t go anywhere if he continues to insist on being a pocket passer.
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He still has enough mobility to get back to his MVP-caliber form. He just needs a reality check with himself.