Backfield Breakdown: Denver Broncos
The NFL is a passing league. Gone are the days of the workhorse running back. Offense sells and the quickest way to score points is on the right arm of your favorite team's quarterback. There are roughing the passer penalties for landing on the quarterback. Pass interference is a spot foul. Defensive holding? That's an automatic first down! All these infractions are geared towards matriculating the ball down the field. There's no denying it, the NFL is a passing league. And every club, including the Denver Broncos, is scrambling (pun intended) to keep up. So when the latest amalgamation of misfit quarterbacks proved incapable, Denver sought to remedy that by acquiring Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson. The hope was that the veteran signal caller would provide the stability that's been missing since Peyton Manning hung up his spurs. Instead the trade was a disaster. Upon His arrival, the Broncos signed Wilson to a five-year, $245 million contract extension. Wilson, check in hand, rewarded them by turning in the worst season of his career, tossing just 16 touchdowns and completing a career low 60% of his passes.That's $15.3 million per touchdown for those of you scoring at home.
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