The expectation around the league is that the 2023 Denver Broncos will be a much better version of what we saw from them last season.
Of course, it’s not like the bar is set very high, but still, they have an obligation to perform better, especially Russell Wilson.
Nonetheless, as much as people are talking about him losing weight and working with Sean Payton, Bart Scott still expects Wilson to have a “catastrophic” season in 2023, via “Get Up” on ESPN.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 18, 2023
Scott believes no one truly knows how to make the most of Wilson’s skill set, stating that they knew how to protect him and hide his flaws in Seattle because they knew what he couldn’t do.
He states that Payton hasn’t figured it out just yet, and it’ll take some time before that happens.
Notably, Pete Carroll always kept Wilson on a short leash.
He didn’t get him involved in offensive game-planning or let him call his own plays, which drew plenty of league-wide criticism and obviously infuriated his quarterback.
But regardless of what people say, his approach with Wilson worked, and when he finally decided to move on from him and people called him out for that, he proved to be right about him again.
Wilson had been one of the best quarterbacks in the league for years, but he looked like a shell of himself under a new system.
And while he definitely cannot do any worse than he did last season, this will be his third offensive system in as many years, so it might take some time before he gets it together again, if ever.NEXT: Russell Wilson Reveals Reason Behind Major Physique Change