“We Want This Man off Our Team”: NFL World and Even Denver Broncos Fans Try Their Best to Ruin Russell Wilson’s Birthday

Published 11/30/2022, 7:00 PM EST
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs off the field after the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

Russell Wilson turned 34 today. However, this week hasn’t been birthday appropriate for the Super Bowl champion quarterback. After his Denver Broncos lost yet again on Sunday night football, Wilson’s birthday message from the Broncos’ official Twitter handle had some fans reacting very negatively.

The Denver Broncos dreamt of potentially fighting for the Super Bowl when Russell Wilson arrived on a $245 million contract. However, the story took a twisted turn for Denver. They currently sit at the bottom of their division. After losing to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, the Broncos dropped to 3-8 for this regular season. Russell Wilson has not been at his Seattle-winning ways since the start of the season.

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DangerRuss was one of the leading quarterbacks in the NFL before this horrible run in the 2022 season. Wilson won a Super Bowl ring with the Seattle Seahawks in his second year in the NFL. Then he took his former franchise to a third Super Bowl the following year. However, Denver is not suiting Russ.

Russell Wilson didn’t get the Broncos Nations’ love on his birthday

After Week 12, Russell Wilson has only 8 touchdowns for the Denver Broncos. And his 5 interceptions put him at a mediocre 82.3 passer rating for the season. Against Carolina, Wilson threw for only 142 yards over 35 attempted passes and completed 1 touchdown pass for Broncos WR Brandon Johnson. The 23-10 loss to a struggling Carolina Panthers incensed fans. And Russell Wilson’s birthday was the last thing on their minds.

Las Vegas Raiders fans had some fun on the tweet replies after beating the Broncos in Week 11.

Many think the Denver Broncos offense, led by Russell Wilson and head coach Nathaniel Hackett, is letting down the supremely efficient Denver defense. The Denver offense ranks last in the league with 14.3 PPG while their defense ranks third this season in points allowed. However, instead of blaming him for the loss, fans think the offensive line needs to provide more protection to Wilson.

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Russell Wilson has nine Pro Bowl selections in his NFL career. And his fans hope for him to bounce back for the Broncos Nation. However, the road ahead is filled with difficulties for Russ and his men. They have two matchups with Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs left this season. But up next, Russell must first deal with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

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