Russell Wilson Breaks Silence on Nathaniel Hackett's Firing

Tyler Maher
Russell Wilson finally shared his thoughts on Nathaniel Hackett's firing.
Russell Wilson finally shared his thoughts on Nathaniel Hackett's firing. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Russell Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett were supposed to lift the Denver Broncos out of mediocrity this year. Instead, they've only managed to make things worse, delivering a sixth straight losing season and a third consecutive last-place finish.

Hackett was fired earlier this week after just 15 games at the helm, and it sounds like Wilson took the news pretty hard.

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Wilson admitted he was "devastated" by Hackett's firing. He also seemed to blame himself over his coach's dismissal, wishing he could have played better for Hackett.

It's probably true that Hackett would still have a job if Wilson had played better this year. Instead, he's endured the worst season of his career, which is a big reason why the Broncos are 4-11 and have one of the worst offenses in the NFL.

That said, Wilson isn't the only one at fault for Denver's rough season. Hackett made countless errors during his first season as a head coach and appeared overmatched by the job. It's hard to win in the NFL without good coaching, regardless of how talented your roster is.

Still, Wilson needs to dramatically improve his performance if he wants to remain the Broncos' starting quarterback, otherwise the team could be moving on from him soon as well.

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