What in the world is going on with the Denver Broncos?
When they traded for Russell Wilson, a future Hall of Fame quarterback who has two Super Bowl appearances and one world championship under his belt, many predicted they would be a legitimate contender this year.
Instead, they have a dismal 2-4 record and are dead last in points scored.
Denver has scored over 20 points in only one contest so far this season, and fans have come to expect that any game involving it will be ugly.
Its latest misstep came on Monday night when it lost to the Los Angeles Chargers, a team that is missing a few of its key contributors, in overtime by the score of 19-16.
The NFL Live crew broke down what is wrong with the Broncos, and it appears there are some fundamental problems with their offensive execution.
The Broncos offense right now
1) Doesn't operate with rules
2) Can’t operate the basic Vs the basic
Yes that’s a massive issue
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) October 18, 2022
The video above illustrates some of the problems they had dealing with L.A.’s blitz, resulting in Wilson getting sacked four times and going just 15 of 28 for 188 yards.
The former Seattle Seahawk doesn’t even slightly resemble the man who made the Pro Bowl in nine of his prior 10 seasons.
But it still doesn’t justify the type of struggles they’re having.
Many feel new head coach Nathaniel Hackett, a first-time head coach, is most to blame for Denver’s dysfunction.
The most glaring example came in Week 1 when the team flubbed its last possession while facing a fourth down.
Peyton was trying his HARDEST to call a TO for the Broncos 😬 pic.twitter.com/eZxNQdWpPH
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 13, 2022
If the Broncos don’t turn things around soon, the Wilson trade could be looked upon as a big mistake.