The Denver Broncos starting QB continues to make comments that seem to alienate him from his teammates while he desperately tries to convey the image of a picture perfect NFL quarterback.
Russell Wilson never misses an opportunity to say something to let the world know he is an overachiever with a desperate need for attention. His most recent comments included him breaking down exactly how he maximized his preparation by taking advantage of every available minute of the 8 hour flight to London.
- First 2 hours spent watching film
- Next 4 hours spent doing high knees up and down aisle
- Fell asleep for 1 hour
- Watched more film for remainder of flight
Wilson also let reporters know that all of his teammates were asleep throughout his high knee session, ensuring everyone knows he works harder than anyone else on the team. Classic Russ.
Based on what we know, Russell Wilson goes above and beyond when it comes to preparation. We all remember the infamous two-minute drills while Wilson was recovering from a thumb injury.
Can you even fathom how tough this season must be on Russ? Imagine being the ultimate overachiever, preparing more than anyone else, and still sucking. Doing everything “by the book” and still performing like dog shit. His personality alienated him from his teammates in Seattle, and that’s when they were winning. The Denver Broncos clearly got worse when they acquired Wilson, which is a shame because the Broncos have a stellar defense that is absolutely being wasted.
The Broncos defense has allowed just 6 touchdowns in 6 games, and the team has a 2-4 record. Why? Because Russell Wilson sucks! He’s missing open receivers. Not missing them in terms of over-throwing or under-throwing, he just doesn’t even look in their direction. Seems to have his mind made up pre-snap in terms of where he wants to go with the ball.
Russell Wilson Doesn’t Throw Deep Anymore
Wilson has always been known as one of the better deep ball throwers with the way he could perfectly drop the ball into a space where only his receiver could catch it. What happened to that? Might be somewhat related to injury, but it seems more so due to decision making. It could be the play calling, with an overall strategy to focus on short to intermediate routes. However it feels more like Russ is checking down way more often than not, and choosing not to let it fly deep.
AIR YDS PER ATT
Numbers don’t lie. The drop-off in air yards per attempt was already in effect over the last few seasons, but 2022 shows an alarming change.
A QB Away From Contention
The narrative prior to the Russell Wilson trade was that the Denver Broncos were simply a quarterback away from Super Bowl contention. With a stingy defense and multiple offensive playmakers, it seemed like a situation Russ would walk in to and flourish. Ready made to make a run at a championship. Despite the trade happening, the narrative remains the same. The Denver Broncos are still a GOOD QB away from contention. Unfortunately they invested heavily into the Russell Wilson experience, which is sending them barreling towards a rebuild.