3 Reasons why you Should Expect a Russel Wilson Comeback
The Russel Wilson era in the NFL Franchise Denver Broncos started off to a terrible start when the expectations placed on the once elite QB
came crashing down due to horrible football being played by the Broncos throughout the season.
Wilson had a career-worst year in his first year in Denver, producing only four wins as a starter, a QB rating of
84.4 and 36.7 QBR, which go along with a mediocre 60.5 completion percentage and a 16:11 touchdown-interception
The result was a dismal season for Denver with a final record of 5-12. Expectations are still somehow high for
Wilson as a rebound is expected of one of the perennial MVP candidates for the last decade in the NFL. These
expectations are why the Broncos’ NFL Lines will improve in the upcoming season.
The new experienced voice in Town
Sean Payton brings tons of experience and a different approach to a Denver clubhouse that badly needs it,
especially after Wilson’s reported disagreements with rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett last season.
The winner of the XLIV Super Bowl is expected to apply a similar methodology to the one he used to turn around a
3-13 Saints team and Drew Brees career back in 2006. Payton is a solid offensive coach with excellent
communication throughout his career with his players and especially quarterbacks, this will rise Wilson’s
productivity since week 1.
These two potential Hall of Famers should help Denver avoid the awkwardness and lack of coordination we saw in
the first season of Wilson’s tenure as a Bronco.
Wilson has a solid supporting cast
The Broncos boast an improved arsenal. Wide receivers Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, and Tim Patrick will be a
fearsome trio. Their prowess is further enhanced by the remarkable skills of Greg Dulcich, the tight end, adding
another dimension to their offensive layers.
Additionally, the backfield tandem of Javonte Williams (provided he has fully recuperated from a severe knee
injury) and Samaje Perine introduces another level of strength. Considering the adversities the Broncos’
offensive line faced due to injuries in the previous season (which have since been addressed), as long as the
pivotal offensive components maintain their well-being, there exists every reason to anticipate a resurgent
season for Wilson, enabling him to justify the lucrative contract he inked last year worth 7 years and $296
The Offensive Line looks healthier and better
Garett Bolles, right guard Quinn Meinerz, left guard Ben Powers, and right tackle Mike McGlinchey. Provided that
the health of this group stays intact, there exists a possibility that this collective could emerge as the most
prolific assembly of protectors for a quarterback that the Broncos have deployed since their victorious Super Bowl
campaign in 2015.
In a bold move during free agency, the Broncos handed out substantial multiyear contracts to Powers and McGlinchey,
signaling their belief in an immediate enhancement at their respective positions compared to Risner (left guard)
and the tandem of Fleming and Turner (right tackle).
Meinerz is entering his sophomore year as a starting lineman and has showcased his exceptional talents and emerged
as arguably Denver’s most outstanding force in the trenches when he enjoyed a clean bill of health throughout
2022. Bolles, a recipient of second-team All-Pro honors last year, along with Cushenberry, have both made a full
recovery from injuries that deprived them of participating in over half of the previous season.
Before last year, every analyst believed Russel Wilson was on his way to the hall of fame, now due to a really
uncharacteristic play in a very unlucky year there has been a shadow cast over his elite status. The upcoming
season is the moment when he goes back to where he belongs: at the top of the NFL Quarterback ratings.