The good news is that the Denver Broncos have won two straight games after their season-opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
However, they haven’t looked impressive in both victories.
Denver averaged 14.3 points in their first three games and has yet to reach the 20-point mark.
Likewise, they only scored 11 points in their latest victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
For now, the Russell Wilson trade hasn’t gone in their favor.
That’s why USA Today’s NFL editor Doug Farrar jested about Denver’s situation.
Congratulations to the Denver Broncos, who traded multiple players and first-round picks for Russell Wilson and signed Wilson to a five-year, $245 million contract, for the news that their punter was named AFC Special Teams player of the Week.
— Doug Farrar ✍ (@NFL_DougFarrar) September 28, 2022
Farrar tweeted, “Congratulations to the Denver Broncos, who traded multiple players and first-round picks for Russell Wilson and signed Wilson to a five-year, $245 million contract, for the news that their punter was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.”
Broncos punter Corliss Waitman earned the distinction after collecting 476 punt yards in ten attempts.
Six of those tries went inside San Francisco’s 20-yard line.
Meanwhile, the Broncos offense generated 261 total yards and averaged 3.7 yards per play.
Luckily for Wilson and company, Denver’s defense is up to the task, with four sacks and an interception.
Broncos Gave Seattle A Fortune For Wilson
The Broncos gave up five draft picks and three players to acquire Wilson and a fourth-round pick.
Part of the haul were two first-round selections, two second-rounders, and a fifth-rounder.
Likewise, they gave the Pro Bowl quarterback a five-year, $245 million extension with $161 million in guaranteed money.
However, Wilson hasn’t lived up to expectations so far.
He ranks 19th in passing yards with 743 and tied for 17th in passing touchdowns with two.