Former Denver Broncos star Shannon Sharpe suggests Broncos players have been "seething" over Russell Wilson's attitude. Wilson, who the Broncos acquired in the offseason believing he was the missing piece to them becoming a Super Bowl contender, has been playing poorly in his first season in Denver.
The Broncos own a disappointing 4-11 record and Wilson has been the one that has received the most blame for Denver's poor season. Sharpe played for the Broncos for 12 seasons and won two Super Bowls with the team. “Let me tell you what the problem is.
Russell Wilson has never been a 1-2-3 get rid of the ball [guy]. He was very good at improvisation. He was very good, Skip [Bayless], at getting off-script. Russell has lost athleticism. Russ cannot outrun anybody! So he can’t make those improvisational plays like he could for those first 10 years in Seattle.
You [would] never see Russ get dragged down from behind. Now, Russ don’t look like he could outrun me," Sharpe said on Undisputed.
Sharpe on Wilson: His attitude has ticked off some people
Following Sunday's 51-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the Broncos decided to fire coach Nathaniel Hackett.
In the offseason, the Broncos will have a major work to do as they need someone who can help the team get back on the right track. “I don’t know who the head coach is gonna be, but the first thing you do [is say], ‘Russell Wilson, I’m locking this office.
You will no longer have an office. All those parking spaces you get the stadium, they’re gone too — because you’re putting yourself in front of the team.’ I said it before, I’ll say it again, and I stand by it: You ticked a lot of people off with your attitude, bro.
You can come out here and talk about how we’re a team and I’m good with my teammates, but deep down inside, they’re seething, and I’m gonna leave it at that,” Sharpe said. This week, the Broncos confirmed Wilson will remain their quarterback beyond 2022.
Wilson signed a five-year, $245 contract with the Broncos in the offseason and he will have to figure out how to regain his game and confidence in 2023.