Russell Wilson’s clutch deep passes had been a breath of contemporary air for the Broncos on Sunday.
Late within the fourth quarter towards the Jaguars, Wilson unleashed a 47-yard completion to Okay.J. Hamler. The play shifted momentum, and Denver escaped with a 21-17 victory.
The win offers Broncos rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett a template he can use to create a potent offensive formulation. The modifications helped Wilson loosen up after he threw an early interception.
“I talked with Russell, told him to take a breath, breathe and just do what he does,” Hackett mentioned in a postgame news conference. “After we saw the adjustments Jacksonville made, we are able to get some efficient plays for him.”
Wilson averaged 8.4 yards per try, his second-highest common this season. Coincidentally, the Broncos scored greater than 16 factors for the primary time this season.
Also, permitting Wilson to throw the ball deep helped the Broncos overcome unfavorable discipline place. Their three landing drives had been 75 yards, 80 yards and 98 yards. On every drive, Wilson had a completion for 25 yards or extra.
The 3-5 workforce nonetheless wants to enhance in a number of areas, however these moments can assist them scratch the floor offensively.
Perhaps they’ll unlock Wilson, who’s nicknamed “Mr. Unlimited,” and experience again into the playoff hunt.