Russell Wilson is “devastated” about the firing of head coach Nathaniel Hackett. He told that to reporters on Wednesday.
“Obviously, you know I’m devastated about coach Hackett because I think he’s an amazing man,” Wilson said.
“It’s been a crazy season with tons of injuries, tons of everything else,” he added. “But the reality is that, you know, I wish I could have played better for him. I wish I could have played to the standard and the level of play I’ve always played at and know how to play at.”
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After the Broncos got destroyed 51-14 at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams on Christmas Day, Hackett was given his walking papers the next day after producing a 4-11 record. He became just the fifth head coach since the 1970 NFL merger to not make it through one season.
Wilson threw three interceptions, and one touchdown,and completed 15 of 27 passes for 214 yards in the blowout.
Once he got traded to the Broncos, and signed to a new deal, his performance has been utterly terrible. His performance this season has been reported to present “a big red flag” for potential incoming Denver head coach candidates.
Hackett was hired due to his work as the Green Bay Packers’ offensive coordinator. It was heavily rumored at the time that Aaron Rodgers might follow him to Denver but a deal never materalized and the Packers legend signed back to the only squad he has ever played for.
Instead, the Broncos sit at 4-11 and Wilson has turned in the worst season of his 11-year career, evidenced by a career-low 12 touchdown passes and a career-worst 82.6 QB rating.
His contract makes sure the team is stuck with him for the next few seasons.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.