Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has been under fire all season from the national media. Perhaps some of it is incredibly unfair. Criticizing his play is perfectly within bounds and is something he should be pounded for.
He’s played like a mid-tier backup this year and is simply not the Russell Wilson of old. Of course, because of his bubbly, outspoken, and perhaps unlikeable personality, the media have ripped him apart.
Some think that he’s nothing more than a celebrity; someone robotic who has to go through the motions and someone who puts too much effort into his image. Whatever the case may be, it is clear that Wilson’s personality is not liked by everyone.
But, that’s true for literally every other person in the history of time.
Recently, details have come out talking about how Wilson apparently has his own parking spot at the Broncos’ facility and office. Well, if he does have a parking spot and his own office, who cares?
Reserved parking spots are absolutely nothing new in our society. Regular, entry-level employees have specific parking spots at their jobs. Mid-level executives have their own parking spots. CEOs and Presidents have their own parking spots.
Having a reserved parking spot, to me, is such a non-story and is unfairly used to paint Wilson as this diva who needs special service. The same argument is used when it was revealed that Wilson has his own office in the facility.
Well, again, who cares? Us normal middle-class folks might have our own office for getting our own work done, right? Sayre Bedinger, Site Expert here at Predominantly Orange, made an excellent point in our Slack workspace a couple of days ago.
He wondered whether the fan reaction would be much different if it was revealed that a young Drew Lock had his office in the facility, right? Wouldn’t the fan base love to hear that type of news, that a young quarterback was so dedicated to improving his game that he wanted to have his own office for film study and other work?
The Denver Broncos lost -- again -- to the Kansas City Chiefs, and the home team got a little help from the stripes. Courtland Sutton should be livid.
I think a lot of the criticisms of Russell Wilson have been extremely unfair. Criticize his play, sure, but don’t be unfair to the man.