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Broncos fan base fed up with Russell Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett

Written by Tony Ghaul

 Denver Broncos fans made their way to the exits at Empower Field at Mile High as the Thursday night matchup against the Indianapolis Colts went to overtime. The allure Russell Wilson the team’s franchise QB is no longer powerful enough to keep fans in their seats as the team tries to get a win in overtime.

For five straight games, Denver Broncos fans have seen the same exact thing. The offense has been inept. Russell Wilson had his  worst performance as Broncos QB. Wilson was not awful in this game, but he was not good either. He made some atrocious decisions at key times in the game.

Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson (3) talks with Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, in Denver. Photo courtsey of Jack Dempsey/AP

With the Broncos leading by three points late in the game, the running game started to dominate the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos marched down into the red zone where Russell Wilson started throwing the ball, inexplicably. And then, Colts DB Stephon Gilmore stepped in front of a Wilson pass to Tyrie Cleveland, a late read, and a bad ball by Wilson that was behind Cleveland.

Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett was supposed to bring his “innovative” approach to Denver with Russell Wilson being the conductor of a high-flying offense. They already had a list of playmakers at every skill position and were only in need for the right QB and Head Coach to get the offense to a elite level. The Broncos are putting on a clinic when it comes to lack of execution. They are proving themselves to be the worst offense in the NFL.

Leaving a game before it’s over is perhaps a bit shocking, but you can’t blame the Broncos fan base for being absolutely beside themselves at this point. What they are seeing from the Broncos offensively is unacceptable. The Broncos are financially tied to Russell Wilson as QB for the next four years, at the very least. He’s not going anywhere. The biggest question right now is how much longer does Nathaniel Hackett have in the head coach’s seat?

The excuses of this being so early in the season and chemistry does not fly at this point. Frustration has reached its peak. Fans are going to start tuning out, and are probably eager to have this break from the Broncos. 

Photo courtsey of Justin Tafoya/Getty Images

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