At this point, we have officially lost count on how many of Russell Wilson’s former teammates have come out against him.
The Denver Broncos’ decision to trade and then extend quarterback Russell Wilson is looking like the worst decision of the entire NFL offseason and former teammates are taking every chance to kick him while he is down.
After the Broncos fell to 2-4 with their second consecutive overtime loss on Monday night to the Los Angeles Chargers, Wilson is now on just the second three-game losing streak of his career, and things aren’t getting any better.
Apart from Wilson’s on-field play, how he handles himself has begun to be criticized as well.
Michael Robinson, a fullback who played alongside Wilson on the Seahawks for two seasons, spoke on NFL Network’s “Total Access” on Tuesday about the Broncos and Wilson’s play.
“This is Football 101,” Robinson said. “My 13-year-old son understands how to redirect an offensive line. And Russell understands how to do that, too. This is what hits home with me. When you call him a robot. How can you stand up there, you know the offense looks like this, you know all these questions around here about you and the offense, and you just say, ‘We need to execute better, let’s ride.’”
Robinson predicted that Wilson being so robotic will lead to a teammate revolt.
“If you’re a teammate in that locker room, you’re like, be human! Please! Call somebody out! Be upset about something! Don’t just act like this is just business as usual!” he said. “Because at the end of the day, I think it’s on the horizon for this team — I hope it’s not — but I think it’s on the horizon: Mutiny is afoot. The guys in that locker room are gonna turn around and say, ‘Russell got his money. New head coach, he got his money, he’s all good. But what about us? What about the guys in the locker room?’”
Wilson is completing just 58.6 percent of his passes this season, a career low.
The offense is so in shambles that they have only scored a touchdown on just three of their 15 red-zone drives this season.
The good news for the Broncos is that they are just six games through the regular season, and there’s time to turn the campaign around. Their mission to bounce back begins with a heavy task in the surging New York Jets, but without the services of Russell Wilson after he was ruled out due to an injury.