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“Still No. 1?”- Despite Russell Wilson’s Herculean Attempt to Save Face, Shannon Sharpe Makes a Shocking Claim Against the Broncos’ QB

Published 09/18/2023, 5:19 PM EDT

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Denver Broncos‘ Russell Wilson faces probe amidst consecutive losses. One Super Bowl winner finds himself under increasing scrutiny. On the ‘Unc and Ocho’ podcast, hosted by Shannon Sharpe and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, keen observations were made about Wilson’s recent performance.

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Notwithstanding a promising start against the Washington Commanders, the Broncos ultimately suffered a defeat. Sharpe pointed out that this setback raises concerns about the team’s overall performance. He also questioned whether football remains Wilson’s top priority.

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Chad Johnson might not agree with what Shannon Sharpe said, suggesting that Wilson’s singular focus on football is true. However, Sharpe emphasized, “What’s going on with Russ? Is football still no. 1 to him?” Wilson’s on-field demeanor, remarking on a noticeable decline in form over the past year and a half, particularly in his final stint with the Seattle Seahawks. “I’ve never seen a guy without an injury look like he’s looked,” Sharpe said.

Discussion turned to the role of Broncos’ coach, Nathaniel Hackett, in Wilson’s performance. Chad Ochocinco Johnson compared Hackett’s strict approach to that of new coach Sean Peyton, raising doubts about its effectiveness. Johnson said, “But is it the time to hit the panic button in week two?”


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Sharpe expressed his frustration at the Broncos’ recent performance. He recalled the glory days of Super Bowl victories, “We just had an anniversary, our 25th anniversary of our Super Bowl. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend. That’s what Bronco fans are used to. They’re used to winning,” a stark contrast to the current state of affairs.

Russell Wilson’s magic seems to vanish off-script


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Sports host Colin Cowherd highlights the turbulence in Wilson’s relationship with coach Sean Payton. Against Commanders, unscripted first-half plays reveal visible struggles. According to Cowherd, the second half proves even more problematic for Wilson. His completion rate dwindles to a mere 56%, with just one touchdown in two games. Off-script, he falters, resulting in a low passer rating.

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A glimpse back to 2017 showcases Wilson as a fourth-quarter magician, displaying intelligence and efficiency. However, today, the magic seems to vanish off-script, causing trouble when departing from the playbook.


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Cowherd points out that the big money invested in Wilson reflects his past playmaking abilities, particularly in the second half during his Seattle days. The reasons behind his current struggles remain uncertain – “What happened [to Russell] I don’t know emotional confidence physical never had a major surgery I don’t have the answers.” Sean Payton’s patience is wearing thin, raising questions about Wilson’s future performance.

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Mohammad Asif Ansari

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Mohammad Asif Ansari is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for bringing sports news to life through engaging content. As an ardent sports fan, Ansari likes to cover core sports angles. His latest article, “Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Making It Difficult for Aaron Rodgers to Pursue His Dream Team” got a hoard of interested sports readers.

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