The 2022 Denver Broncos will go down as one of the single most disappointing teams in NFL history.
They entered the season with high hopes and expectations after trading for Russell Wilson, granted that they already had an elite defense and a promising offensive core.
Nathaniel Hackett was one of the most respected offensive minds in the league after a successful stint with the Green Bay Packers, and he was supposed to take their offense to a whole new level.
Instead, Hackett looked way in over his head from day one up to the point where they actually had to hire someone to help him with something as basic as clock management.
It was far from a surprise to see Hackett being fired even before the end of the season.
And now that they hired a veteran like Sean Payton to take the reins of the team, the former New Orleans Saints HC didn’t mince his words when talking about the previous regime, stating that they’re doing the entire opposite of everything he’s heard about the 2022 season, and stating that Hackett did one of the worst coaching jobs in league history, via PFF on Twitter.
— PFF (@PFF) July 27, 2023
Most people thought the Broncos hired Hackett in an attempt to lure Aaron Rodgers to Mile High, similar to what the Jets did by hiring him as their new OC despite his fiasco in Denver.
Now, expectations are once again at an all-time high in Colorado, and the hope is that Payton’s tutelage can make up for all the major issues displayed last season.NEXT: Analyst Says Russell Wilson's Legacy Is At Stake This Season