For the second season in a row, the Denver Broncos are struggling despite the presence of future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson. He had a horrendous maiden voyage with the team in 2022, and although he has largely rebounded this season, at least statistically, things still aren’t going smoothly for him.
On Monday, he had a strong game, completing 24 of 29 passes and throwing two touchdown passes as the Broncos somehow managed to defeat the Buffalo Bills, 24-22, for their third win in a row.
But before the game started, one of Wilson’s teammates seemed to throw shade at him. Rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims was apparently taking a selfie with a Broncos fan when a Bills fan yelled “You’re locked up — zero catches,” implying that he was going to have a bad game. Mims then responded by saying that Wilson “don’t throw it to me anyways.”
Wilson only threw the football to Mims once during the contest, and Mims didn’t even catch that pass. He touched the ball only once on a failed rushing attempt that resulted in a loss of three yards.
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Mims, who was a second-round pick in April, hasn’t had a banner season, as he has just 11 receptions for 246 yards and one touchdown so far.
While Denver’s offense has improved compared to last season when it was historically poor on that side of the football, it still has problems. None of its wideouts have reached 500 receiving yards through nine contests, and only one of its players — Courtland Sutton — has even gotten over the 400-yard mark.
If the Broncos hope to seriously compete for a Super Bowl championship while the 34-year-old Wilson is still playing at a high level, they will have to bring in a bona fide Pro Bowl-level playmaker sooner rather than later.