At the beginning of the season, the Denver Broncos had hope.
Most of this hope came in the form of newly-acquired quarterback Russell Wilson.
Broncos fans believed that this quarterback change would lead them to greatness.
It seemed like the sports media believed this as well, with the Broncos playing in a primetime slot for what seemed like every week during the opening part of the season.
But off-field hype and on-field performance are two different things.
On the field, the Broncos have been disappointing.
As of last night, Denver have a 3-10 record on the season and are currently enduring a five-game losing streak.
But, that is not the only streak that the Broncos are currently enduring, and this streak has just become a little bit bigger.
For the 7th straight season, the Broncos will not make the playoffs. pic.twitter.com/YMn8dSWlIZ
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 12, 2022
No Playoffs Again For Denver
For the seventh straight year, the Broncos will miss the playoffs.
This streak is the second-longest active playoff drought in the league
The longest is the New York Jets, who last made the postseason in 2010.
This means that the last time that the Broncos would have made the playoffs would have been in 2015, when Peyton Manning led them to the Super Bowl 50 title, in what was his last game.
The Broncos tried many different quarterbacks and coaches to help them break this streak, but no one succeeded.
That is why there was so much hype over Wilson’s move to Denver.
He has made the playoffs many times before with Seattle and could have been the man to bring the playoffs back to Mile High.
But alas, this is not the case.
Denver are once again on the outside looking in.