The Denver Broncos might be one of the bottom three teams in the NFL right now.
Despite being 2-3, they have not looked good in any of their five games.
With their offense being the worst in the NFL.
After hiring Nathaniel Hackett as head coach and trading for Russell Wilson, the offense was expected to explode.
The only thing this offense has done is imploded all year.
Hackett and Wilson do not seem to be on the same page, and their 15.0 points per game are pretty obvious of that.
With the Broncos stuck with Wilson for the foreseeable future, are they starting to regret their decision of Hackett?
It is hard to be excited about what Hackett has done over five weeks.
The team has seemingly made no improvements, and the Broncos fans are becoming restless.
Just asked an NFC executive to put himself in George Paton’s position. Would he fire Nathaniel Hackett? His answer: “I’d give him one more week, maybe two. Otherwise, this season’s over before it even started.” #Broncos
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) October 7, 2022
It almost seems unfair to Hackett to only give him five weeks before calling him a terrible head coach.
But, that is how terrible the Broncos have been.
There is no excuse to lose that Thursday Night game to the Colts when your defense allows nine points in regulation.
You have to have a competent enough offense to score one touchdown at home against a decent defense.
The Broncos do not even have that.
There must be a serious turnaround on that side of the ball or this will be Hackett’s final season in Denver.
Hackett On Borrowed Time?
It would not make sense to fire him in this lost year unless the front office thinks this season is still salvageable.
The Raiders made the playoffs last year with an interim head coach, so Denver can turn this year around.
But, for Hackett to save his job, he needs his QB to help him out.
Russell Wilson has been terrible this season, and cost his team the win in Week 5.
He is not seeing the field well, his throws are late and his accuracy is no longer elite.
On the last play of the game, the Broncos could have had a walk-in touchdown, but Wilson did not see the play develop.
KJ Hamler would have walked into the end zone. pic.twitter.com/ngTgjBAvAD
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) October 7, 2022
The team around Wilson is getting frustrated by the lack of production from the offense.
K.J. Hamler was seen slamming his helmet right after the play above.
It is hard to blame the coach on that last play when the QB simply did not see the open receiver.
But, he has made plenty of questionable decisions.
Like in Week 1 when he decided to try a 64-yard field goal to win the game instead of going for it on fourth down.
At this point, anything short of the playoffs will probably cost Hackett his job.
The expectations were too high in Denver to see this team fall flat on its face without any substantial moves.
Ultimately, the rest of this season will be interesting to see how the Broncos respond to all the criticism.
Social media and sports shows around the country are blasting this coach and quarterback.
Hackett does not seem like the right man for the job, but he still has some time to prove his worth.