2022 NFL the season was a mess for them denver broncos, Quarterback Russell Wilson It was arguably the worst season of his career, and the team struggled so much that first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett was fired after only 15 games.

Now in Denver, the Broncos, led by Sean Payton, face a tough AFC West slate that includes Kansas City Chiefs, los angeles chargers And las vegas raiders, and there is a lot of pressure on Wilson to right the ship. Wilson recently stated that he is not intimidated by the pressure and, if anything, would rather “run towards it” than run away from it.

Thursday’s editionthe carton showFox Sports NFL Analyst Greg Jennings The case was made for why Wilson is well equipped to get back on track in 2023.

“Why can’t he return?” Jennings asked. “He [has] Been a great quarterback in this league. To me, you change from top to bottom. You figure out who’s communicating, who’s investing in it, who’s making deposits – the right kind of deposits – and then you allow it to flourish.

“The reason you’ve got Sean Payton is because you’ve got to believe you’ve got somebody who’s going to listen to Russell Wilson.”

Last season, Wilson totaled 3,524 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and an 84.4 passer rating, completing 60.5% of his passes. Passing touchdowns, passer rating and completion percentage were all career worsts. In the beginning, Denver averaged only 16.9 points per game, the worst mark in the NFL.

Before landing in Denver, Wilson made nine Pro Bowl rosters and won Super Bowl XLVIII. Seattle Seahawks, Denver traded first and second round draft picks new orleans saints To acquire Payton – who takes a year off from coaching in 2022 – and a third-rounder.

said that, craig carton Argued that history is against the 34-year-old Wilson reviving his career.

Carton said, “There are zero examples in NFL history when a quarterback in his mid-30s had a lousy game like last year and suddenly rediscovered the fountain of youth and became an All-Pro.” “This has never happened before.”

To make matters worse, Wilson may be without the star wide receiver. Jerry JDcarried off the field an apparent hamstring injury in a joint exercise with los angeles rams On Thursdays for the foreseeable future. The Broncos’ Receiving Core Is Already Without Wideouts Tim Patrickwho tore his left Achilles tendon early in camp, and jalen virgilHe suffered a season-ending knee injury last week in a preseason game against the Broncos.

Wilson and the Broncos will begin the 2023 regular season on Sept. 10, as they host the rival Raiders.

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