What else could go wrong for the Denver Broncos?
Not only have they been mathematically eliminated to make the 2022 NFL playoffs, but they continue to underwhelm expectations.
The Broncos ensured their 6th straight losing season, after their loss to the Ravens yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Wt8nkJblcR
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 5, 2022
After losing to the Baltimore Ravens, the Broncos have guaranteed that they will be under .500, making it the sixth consecutive season under that number.
It turns out, that quarterback Russell Wilson was not the savior that the Broncos faithful hoped he would be.
The Broncos’ Fall From Grace
The Broncos haven’t made the playoffs since 2015, marking their second-longest drought since they entered the NFL.
In their first seven series as an NFL franchise, they did not appear in the playoffs once.
Since those seven years, the Broncos have experienced intermittent success in the league.
In total, they have made the playoffs 22 times since 1970, appearing in eight Super Bowls, winning three of those appearances.
There have been a few factors of the Broncos’ downfall this season, but none more surprising than the less-than-spectacular play of quarterback Russell Wilson.
Wilson is on pace to document the worst statistical season of his career.
Prior to the 2022 season, Wilson was a regular in the conversation for league-wide MVP but is nowhere near those talks this season.
The Broncos score the least amount of points per game in the NFL, scoring a league-worst eight passing touchdowns on the season.
On the plus side, the Broncos have the second-best defense in the league but haven’t been able to make up for the offensive shortcomings.
Will Wilson and the Broncos be able to turn it around in 2023?