This has been a very frustrating and disappointing season for the Denver Broncos, at least so far.
After trading for future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson and being expected to contend for a spot in the Super Bowl, the Broncos have an anemic 2-4 record.
Their offense is the biggest reason why, as they rank at or near the bottom of the NFL in points scored, first downs, passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns.
Could Wilson be getting frustrated with the whole situation?
According to one Broncos beat reporter, the QB ended a second straight press conference without saying “Broncos Country, Let’s Ride” at the end, as has been routine for him this year.
For a second-straight press conference, Russell Wilson did NOT say “Broncos Country, Let’s Ride” at the end of his presser.
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) October 19, 2022
What has transpired this year for Denver has been seemingly inexplicable.
A Shocking Start
It started with that head-scratching decision in Week 1 to let the clock run down late in the fourth quarter while facing a first down, only to attempt a long field goal that missed and preserved a win for the Seattle Seahawks.
On Monday, the team dropped a 19-16 decision in overtime to the Los Angeles Chargers despite holding superstar QB Justin Herbert without a touchdown pass.
Some are saying that the Broncos’ decision to trade for Wilson and give him a huge contract was a regrettable mistake.
I bet the Broncos are starting to regret paying Russell Wilson 245 million 🤣🤣
— Blaine Searson (@blainesearson34) October 18, 2022
But rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett is where others are directing their blame.
As a Broncos fan, I don’t regret us trading for Russell Wilson one bit, I regret hiring Nathaniel Hackett as our head coach.
— Kyle Palmer (@KPalmer_) October 18, 2022
With the surprising 4-2 New York Jets coming up in Week 7, things could get even worse for the Broncos.
But luckily, they will have four manageable opponents afterward, as well as their bye during Week 9, so if they address certain issues, perhaps they could turn things around, especially with 11 contests remaining on the schedule moving forward.