After their offseason acquisition of Wilson and the massive five-year, $242 million contract extension, Broncos fans were elated.
They finally had a quarterback.
Their woes of being held back by mediocre quarterback play were over.
Or so they thought.
If the Broncos had scored exactly 18 points in regulation of every game, they would be 8-1.
— RK (@RyanKoenigsberg) November 14, 2022
Yes, you read that correctly.
If the Broncos had scored 18 points in regulation time in their games thus far, they would have a record of 8-1.
The Rise And Fall Of Russell Wilson
In the eight games that Wilson has started for the Broncos, he has averaged 245 passing yards, had a 57.4% completion rate, and has only thrown seven touchdown passes.
Let’s compare that to his first eight games of the 2020 season, where he was fully healthy.
Through those eight games, Wilson was completing passes at a 71.5% clip, had thrown 26 touchdowns, and was averaging 268 passing yards per game.
Those are the numbers that Broncos fans were expecting.
Those are the numbers that Wilson was likely expecting from himself.
He has looked like a shell of himself so far this season, and there’s not much pointing to why that is the case.
With a defense that’s only giving up 16.6 points per game, Wilson just has to be serviceable, and the Broncos would be 8-1.
Let’s see if he can somehow turn it around in the Broncos’ remaining eight games.