One of Russell Wilson’s former Seattle Seahawks teammates seemingly threw shade at the veteran quarterback on Twitter.
Wilson and the Denver Broncos have been one of football’s biggest disappointments of 2022. His arrival was supposed to turn the struggling franchise back into a playoff contender, but Monday’s 19-16 overtime loss dropped Denver to 2-4 on the year.
While the defense has done its job (fourth in scoring), the Denver offense has been in shambles all year. Despite having Wilson, Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Melvin Gordon on offense, Denver ranks dead last in scoring (15.2 PPG).
Following Monday’s loss, one of Wilson’s former Seahawks teammates in wide receiver Golden Tate seemingly threw shade at the future Hall of Famer.
Tate spent his first four NFL seasons with the Seahawks (2010 to 2013). Wilson was his teammate for two years, and the duo led Seattle to the franchise’s only Super Bowl championship in the 2013 season.
The Notre Dame product then joined the Detroit Lions as a free agent in 2014, where he racked up a trio of 1,000-yard seasons as well as one Pro Bowl nod. Tate last played for the New York Giants in 2020.
Denver acquired Wilson via trade with the Seahawks earlier this offseason. He signed a five-year extension worth $245 million, seemingly providing the Broncos with their long-term solution at quarterback.
But the offense has been completely out of sync all season long. Wilson is completing a mere 58.6 percent of his passes for only 1,442 yards and five touchdowns against three interceptions. Even in Denver’s two victories, they combined for only 27 points in those games.
The clock is already ticking on Denver’s season, and they have to piece together a winning streak of some sort if they’re to make a run at the playoffs. Wilson and company will try to get back on track when they host the surprising 4-2 New York Jets this Sunday.