Thursday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos featured an extremely poor performance by star quarterback Russell Wilson, but it appears that Wilson is still trying to remain positive following the defeat.
“Thank you guys. Broncos Country, let’s ride,” said Wilson as he walked off the stage.
Despite a tough night, Russell Wilson still made sure to end his presser with a “Broncos Country, let’s ride.”pic.twitter.com/mnbAoI4hQe
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 7, 2022
Considering the disaster of a game it was for the entirety of the Broncos’ offense, many took to social media to blast Wilson for his upbeat interview despite his terrible performance.
I never believed in the phrase "toxic positivity" until I saw this video. As someone with a Sagittarius moon, I understand it though……That Sagittarius optimism is downright admirable. https://t.co/CV7Njs5XVL
— Raheem Palmer (@iamrahstradamus) October 7, 2022
Find me another quarterback, college or pro, who ends his press conference with a slogan. Is Russell Wilson TRYING to get people to dislike him? https://t.co/kSSVTu68Zf
— Husker Corner (@theHuskerCorner) October 7, 2022
This is an unserious man https://t.co/k4HUjSaZOs
— Nash vs Evil Dead (@_anthonynash) October 7, 2022
Russell Wilson: Broncos Country, Let’s Ride
The Ride: pic.twitter.com/HyYvsKuwD5
— Tipico Sportsbook (@tipico) October 7, 2022
— Ryan Greene 📷 (@RyanGreeneDNVR) October 7, 2022
Russell Wilson: "Broncos Country … Let's Ride!"
The Ride: pic.twitter.com/SNIjppZyFS
— Spokane Indians (@spokaneindians) October 7, 2022
“Broncos country… let’s ride” pic.twitter.com/dVbPqbIwAc
— Kheron Alston (@kheronalston) October 7, 2022
This criticism may be a bit much towards Wilson considering he did own up to his poor play earlier in the press conference, saying that he “let the team down”.
That being said, it certainly comes off as very odd to be using a catchphrase when fans are clearly upset by the lack of production on the field.
Fans were so upset with Denver’s offensive performance last night that fans started leaving before overtime had even started.
There are certainly more issues than just Russell Wilson’s performance by the Broncos.
He has been sacked the third most in the NFL this year, and his star running back Javonte Williams recently went down for the season with an ACL injury.
Regardless, this is not what Denver expected considering Wilson is under contract with the organization through the 2028 season.
That isn’t looking like the best contract extension at the moment, and it appears that fans are even getting upset with Russell Wilson and his personality as Denver’s struggles continue.