He’s not doing well with his job five games into the 2022 NFL season.
He has a 59.4 percent completion rate after their Week 5 Thursday Night Football loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
That number is a far cry from his 64.8 percent in his final season with the Seattle Seahawks.
The All-Pro quarterback also has three interceptions and four touchdowns.
Luckily, the Broncos have won two of their first five games.
Denver is in trouble because Wilson cannot connect with his receivers in the end zone.
Last night, Russell Wilson went 0-6 on pass attempts to the end zone, including an interception.
He is now 2-18 on pass attempts to the end zone this season. That 11% completion rate is the worst in the NFL (min. 10 attempts). pic.twitter.com/1cPuW2rB4I
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 7, 2022
ESPN Stats & Info tweeted, “Last night, Russell Wilson went 0-6 on pass attempts to the end zone, including an interception. He is now 2-18 on pass attempts to the end zone this season. That 11% completion rate is the worst in the NFL (min. 10 attempts).”
One completion to the end zone could have given them a 3-2 record.
Unfortunately, Wilson chose to throw the ball to Sutton, despite the tight coverage by Stephon Gilmore.
Wilson failed to see a wide-open Hamler walking to the end zone.
The Broncos could have called for a run play for Gordon as well, given their proximity to the end zone.
Is Wilson Washed Up?
In Wilson’s defense, he is playing under a new system for the first time in his NFL career.
However, he had OTAs and training camp to master Nathaniel Hackett’s offense.
It simply is not working, and it’s difficult to see the Broncos turning things around.
Perhaps they can find motivation knowing they are ranked 31st in scoring, averaging 15 points per game.
If they do, the Los Angeles Chargers are in trouble in Week 6.