The Denver Broncos went through a very forgettable season after such high playoff hopes to start the year.
A 5-12 record resulted in the firing of first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett and now Russell Wilson faces a long offseason filled with questions about his playing ability going forward.
Nonetheless, Wilson opened up on the future following Denver’s Week 18 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers.
"We’re gonna turn this thing around… and it’s gonna be an amazing story when we do."
Russell Wilson and the @Broncos end their season on a good note with a 31-28 win over the Chargers.
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) January 9, 2023
“We’re gonna turn this thing around… and it’s gonna be an amazing story when we do,” Wilson said.
The Broncos have a lot of work to do this offseason, and finding a new head coach is certainly the first step in the process.
Jim Harbaugh has been mentioned as an option, and the Broncos requested permission to interview Dallas Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for the second year in a row.
Wilson knows Quinn from their time together with the Seattle Seahawks, and that could be the best decision in hopes of revitalizing the Broncos quickly.
The Broncos were able to end the year with a victory over the Chargers, although LA rested some starters toward the end of the game after they locked in the fifth spot in the AFC playoffs.
Denver went just 2-7 in the last nine games, including losing five straight off the bye week and then being blown out, 51-14, against the depleted Los Angeles Rams on Christmas Day.
The Nathaniel Hackett era is over, but Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos have a lot of things to figure out this offseason in order to get back to winning football games.