Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton has seen enough and is convinced Russell Wilson is owed an apology nine games into the season. He’s so committed to this idea that he posted a “Russell Wilson Apology Form” on his Instagram story, which is now circulating on Twitter.
Wilson quietly climbed back to respectability in the first half of the 2023 campaign after most national (and local) pundits predicted he was done. Many said he was no longer Hall of Fame worthy one terrible season, which was her first in the Mile High City. As bad as ’22 was, a change in coaching and philosophy seems to be working wonders for DangeRuss so far this year.
In Monday night’s win over Buffalo, Wilson had an efficient game throwing nearly 30 times with only five incompletions. He completed 82 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions. That performance yielded less than two hundred passing yards for Wilson, but that doesn’t matter in a win. Through nine games, Wilson has thrown 18 TDs to just four picks.
Because of that win, the Broncos are more than alive in the AFC playoff picture. Although they currently sit in 14th place in the conference due to the crowded AFC, Denver is one game behind the Houston Texans, who sit in seventh place. The Broncos play the Texans (5-4) in a few weeks; before that they face the Cleveland Browns (6-3). The Browns currently rank sixth in the AFC. With Deshaun Watson out for the rest of the year, Cleveland could be ripe for the picking when they meet.
Ultimately, there’s still a lot of football left to be played, but the Wilson we’ve seen so far probably owes a lot of apologies, especially from some people in the media. If he keeps playing like this and Denver makes the postseason, Wilson will have earned apologies from everyone who said he was washed up. And Broncos head coach, Sean Payton, may also deserve an excuse or two based on some of the offense he’s gotten after the team’s slow start to the season. Let’s admit that maybe we were wrong about Wilson, Payton and the Broncos….maybe.