Unfortunately, the team has no choice but to stick with him after agreeing to a five-year, $245 million contract extension.
But despite that hefty sum, Wilson hasn’t met the Broncos’ lofty expectations.
He has five touchdowns and three interceptions, to go with 1,442 yards through Week 6.
Those numbers put him on a slow scoring pace in 2022.
Russell Wilson is on pace to throw 14 Pass TD this season pic.twitter.com/RK61mnIIiL
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) October 18, 2022
NFL on CBS pointed out that Wilson is on pace to throw 14 passing touchdowns this season
That will easily be the worst output of his career compared to his 20 touchdown passes in 2014 and 21 in 2016.
Wilson In A Slump
Those numbers are unexpected from a guy who was touted as the final piece for a dominating run.
Instead, the Broncos are the worst-scoring team in the league, averaging a little over 15 points per game.
That’s a terrible number, considering the Broncos have a talented running back in Melvin Gordon.
These players make it possible for the Broncos to turn things around.
But for that result to happen, Wilson must elevate his game, and the team must make their move right now.
Likewise, the Broncos will have a manageable schedule over the next six weeks.
They will face the New York Jets in Week 7 and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8.
The Broncos will also face the Tennessee Titans after their Week 9 bye and the Carolina Panthers in Week 11.
They can win some of those games to help their campaign get back on track.
However, their chase for a postseason berth rests heavily on Wilson.
Otherwise, their experiment will fail in its first season and they will have to start thinking about 2023.