"It took Aaron Rodgers a while to get a hold of his new offense" - Michael Irvin backs Russell Wilson to improve in Denver

No. 3 receives a partial endorsement from Michael Irvin
Russell Wilson receives a partial endorsement from Michael Irvin

After starting 0-1, Russell Wilson is now on the better side of .500 at 2-1. Despite back-to-back wins, pundits and fans are still hesitant to believe in the Denver Broncos, particularly their offense. However, one former NFL player isn't writing off Wilson just yet. Speaking on the Rich Eisen Show, Michael Irvin pleaded for fans to give him just a couple more weeks. Here's how he put it:

"It’s early, still early. And this is a no-brainer. This is a new offense. Remember it took even Aaron Rodgers a little while to learn and get a hold of his new offense. It’s [also] taking Russell Wilson a little while to get a hold of that offense."
Per @betonline_ag, Russell Wilson’s MVP odds went from 25-to-1 last week to 40-to-1 this week. But the Broncos’ Super Bowl-winning odds improved from 25-to-1 to 22-to-1.

According to Irvin, Wilson needs a couple more games to find his best form.

"The great ones have trouble getting a hold of offenses, so just give him another two games. He's climbed back out of the hole. Let's see [what happens] over the next two weeks."


Russell Wilson's start with the Denver Broncos

Russell Wilson - Houston Texans v Denver Broncos
Russell Wilson - Houston Texans v Denver Broncos

At the start of 2022, Russell Wilson was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. He is now three games into his tenure as a member of the Broncos. In his first game with Denver, he took on his former team. Wilson threw for 340 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions. However, his team put up just 16 points in a 17-16 loss.


In Week 2, he put up 219 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The Broncos scored 16 points once again, but defeated the Houston Texans after limiting them to nine points.

In Week 3, he put up 184 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. Denver scored 11 points, edging out the 49ers. In several ways, the offense has slowed down since Week 1 and the defense has earned them the wins.

The Broncos will attempt to get back on track offensively when they face the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.


The Raiders are 0-3 and are desperate for a win to kickstart their season. Both sides have something to prove and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this matchup.

If any of the above quotes are used, please credit the Rich Eisen Show and H/T Sportskeeda.

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