Over the past decade or so, quarterback Russell Wilson has had a fairly decorated career.
He has reached the Super Bowl twice, winning one of them, and he has been named to the Pro Bowl in 11 of his NFL seasons.
Wilson has defeated all but one of the league’s 32 teams over the years, and the one team he has yet to beat is the one he was a member of until last season — the Seattle Seahawks.
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) July 14, 2023
Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos last spring, and perhaps in an attempt to maximize TV ratings, the league had the Broncos begin the 2022 regular season schedule by visiting the Seahawks.
Denver trailed by one in the final moments of the contest and had a chance to win when they instead committed a blunder before a national audience on “Monday Night Football.”
With 1:11 left in the game, they had the ball on the 45-yard line on 4th-and-5, and they let the clock run down without deciding whether to kick a field goal or go for a first-down attempt.
They eventually called a timeout with 20 seconds left and elected to kick a field goal, which was missed by Brandon McManus.
The Broncos lost the game, and it was the first of a string of lowlights for what became one of the worst offensive teams in recent memory.
Head coach Nathaniel Hackett was fired near the end of the season, which opened the door for Sean Payton, Drew Brees’ old coach, to take over.
However, the Broncos will not face the Seahawks this coming regular season, which means Wilson will not get to notch a win over his former squad.NEXT: John Elway Reveals His Thoughts On New HC Sean Payton