The Broncos made a big splash the day after Christmas after firing head coach Nathaniel Hackett before the end of his first season with the team.
The Broncos are currently sitting at 4-11 after a 51-14 loss to the Rams and sporting the worst-scoring offense in the league. Hackett becomes the 5th head coach in history to be fired before the end of his first season with the team, and now the Broncos are looking for a new leader.
The writing was on the wall after he was clowned by Patrick Star from Spongebob Square Pants.
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, a former Super Bowl champion, was mocked on Sunday by SpongeBob character Patrick Star as the cartoon gave a play-by-play of the Broncos vs. Rams game.
“That’s not what he wanted to cook,” Star said after Wilson had thrown an interception in the first quarter of the Christmas Day game. The NFL tweeted that Star “really has a future” as a play-by-play announcer. Wilson, who won Super Bowl XLVIII, has struggled this season with the Broncos, now sitting with a 4-11 record.
Another announcer agreed with Star, voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, and added, “I think he burnt whatever he was cooking.”
The Rams defeated the Broncos on Christmas Day, 51-14. Wilson was sacked six times and threw three interceptions.
Names have already circulated on who the new coach could be, and some very interesting ones. According to NFL insider Josina Anderson, the initial list included seven big-time candidates: Sean Payton, Demeco Ryans, Dan Quinn, Darrell Bevell, Eric Bienemy, and Shane Steichen.
Whoever it needs to be ready to have a lot of pressure because the Broncos seem to be in win-now mode after missing the playoffs for seven straight years after their Super Bowl 50 win.
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