Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos warms up before playing against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on September 12, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Steph Chambers/Getty Images


  • Russell Wilson takes the blame for the Denver Broncos' lack of wins
  • Wilson's numbers suggest fans were correct about him being in the downturn of his career
  • The Broncos have a tough schedule to close out the season

Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos is having a terrible 2022 NFL season thus far as they enter Week 11 with a 3-6 record, and Wilson is placing the brunt of the blame upon himself.

In a press conference on Wednesday, November 16, Wilson admitted that he himself needs to play better if the Broncos are to have a shot at any semblance of success in the second half of the season.

"First of all, I have to play better. It starts with me. I've got to find ways to make some more plays out there for us, more touchdowns. And it's something that you continue to work for every day. You focus on the little things, the fundamentals, the little things in the game," Wilson told reporters.

"I've been down before. It doesn't mean that we can't come out and be the winner of it all. It takes a lot of work ethic and it takes a lot of appreciation for continuing to give everything you have at the end of the day. That's not gonna change no matter what our record was."

The Broncos made the decision to swing for the fences and acquire the former Super Bowl winner from the Seattle Seahawks with an offer of two first-rounders, two second-rounders, a fifth-round pick, quarterback Drew Lock, defensive lineman Shelby Harris and tight end Noah Fant.

Broncos fans were initially skeptical of the trade as it appeared Wilson was on the downturn of his career and their assessment appeared to be correct after they lost the season opener against his former team.

However, the Broncos bounced back with victories over the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers which gave them some sense of hope.

Denver would go on to drop their next four games before a narrow four-point win against the Jacksonville Jaguars swung the momentum back somewhat.

However, they lost by a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.

Entering their week 11 matchup against AFC West rivals in the form of the Las Vegas Raiders, the Wilson-led offense is currently averaging 14.6 points per game, the lowest in the NFL.

As for Wilson himself, the once-used-to-be dual-threat quarterback has completed 57.4 of his passes this season for 1,980 yards along with seven touchdowns and five interceptions–underwhelming numbers for a quarterback that used to cook defenses for dinner.

Despite the negativity surrounding the Broncos though, Wilson is optimistic that they can still turn things around.

"I think that we've got a lot of football left. We've got to play at the highest level each game and practice. It translates to the game and we got a great rivalry game [coming up] obviously, an AFC West matchup against the Raiders. Lot of history there," he later mentioned.

After the Raiders game, the Broncos will have a tough schedule to close the season as they face the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, then AFC West rivals Kansas City Chiefs twice (Week 14 and 17) and Los Angeles Rams (Week 16).

Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field At Mile High on October 06, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Justin Tafoya/Getty Images