What’s next for the Broncos after firing Nathaniel Hackett? A former NFL quarterback seems to know.
Former NFL Quarterback turned analyst Robert Griffin III took to Twitter and announced that the Denver Broncos need to bring in Sean Payton.
“Broncos need Sean Payton.”
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Payton may just be the man for Russell Wilson as he deals with a nightmare debut season with the Broncos. He has thrown just 12 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. His QB rating of 82.6 is the lowest of his professional career. Everything that could’ve gone wrong has gone wrong and it started with the Broncos trading for him and them signing him to a huge deal.
Getting Payton won’t be easy as the New Orleans Saints retain Sean Payton’s employment rights in an agreement that runs until the end of the 2023 season. If the Denver Broncos wish to hire him, it will cost them a significant trade package. Another package in a second-straight offseason would be demoralizing, but if they think the combo of Wilson and Peyton can deliver a Super Bowl, it might be worth it.
As part of the deal to bring Wilson to Colorado, they sent their 2022 and 2023 first and second-round picks to the Seattle Seahawks. Denver has no first-round selection in 2023 and no second-round selection either.
The franchise is stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Sean Payton’s offense was explosive and dynamic in New Orleans, something the Broncos thought they were getting when they trade for Wilson. It has been one of the worst offenses in the entire league.
Hackett was brought in to fix an offense that struggled under former play-caller Pat Shurmur while Vic Fangio was the head coach. However, Denver’s offense was historically worse than they were under Shurmur, leading to a 4-11 record
The Denver Broncos finished Nathaniel Hackett’s tenure with the NFL’s bottom-ranked offense in terms of points per game and third-down conversion rate.
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