Melvin Gordon identifies why Russell Wilson will have much better season in 2023

Gordon believes Wilson will return to his old form in 2023.

by Dzevad Mesic
Melvin Gordon identifies why Russell Wilson will have much better season in 2023

Melvin Gordon believes Russell Wilson "wasn't in a good situation last year" as he expects the star quarterback to bounce back in 2023 with new staff around him. When the Denver Broncos traded for Wilson during the 2022 season, the expectation for the Broncos was to contend for the Super Bowl.

Instead, the Broncos' season ended in disaster as Wilson struggled a lot - the team finished with a 5-12 record - ended up being one of the worst teams last season. Even before the season finished, coach Nathaniel Hackett was fired and the Broncos replaced him with Sean Payton in the offseason.

“The situation wasn’t — it wasn’t good. It wasn’t good. But like I said, I think they’ve got the pieces there now that’s gonna put him in the best situation. What he do this year? It’s on him, but I definitely believe they’ll be a better football team than they were last year," Gordon told Jim Rome on CBS Sports Radio, via Pro Football Talk.

Gordon backs Wilson to bounce back in 2023

Payton is considered one of the best coaches in the league and many believe the arrival of Payton can help Wilson rediscover his old game and ultimately lead the Broncos to success.

On the podcast, Gordon said Wilson still has an MVP-caliber season left in him. “And he’s got an MVP coach,” Gordon added. After two and a half seasons with the Broncos, Gordon was cut in 2022 November. Last season, Gordon was struggling with fumbles and the Broncos cut him after his fifth fumble of the year.

After being cut by the Broncos, Gordon was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad. Gordon didn't get any playing time with the Chiefs but still he was a part of their Super Bowl-winning run. The Chiefs cut Gordon after the season ended and the running back remains unsigned. On the podcast, 30-year-old Gordon highlighted he still wants to play in the NFL.

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