Nathaniel Hackett Fired Denver Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett (left) and quarterback Russell Wilson (right) in happier times.

The Denver Broncos and star quarterback Russell Wilson didn’t envision the franchise firing head coach Nathaniel Hackett during the season.

But that’s exactly what’s transpired after the Broncos’ 4-11 start to the season that puts them in last place in the AFC West.

Wilson revealed his biggest regret in the wake of Hackett’s firing.

“The reality is I wish I could have played better for him, too,” Wilson said after Wednesday’s practice, according to ESPN. “I wish I could have played at the standard, the level that I’ve always played at, know how to play at.”

The Broncos made the curious decision to replace Hackett with assistant head coach Jerry Rosburg, whom Hackett hired this past offseason to aid with his “clock management and decision making.”

Rosburg reaffirmed the franchise’s commitment to Wilson as the starting quarterback.

“We’re going to play every player that’s available and healthy enough to play to try and win a football game,” Rosburg said, according to ESPN. “… Russell Wilson is our starting quarterback and will be our starting quarterback.”

The Broncos are next in action on New Year’s Day when they face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. Oddsmakers list the Chiefs as 13.5-point favorites entering the contest.