Networks no longer consider Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos to be primetime TV candidates because of how poorly they are performing in 2022. In fact, they were in danger of losing their spot so badly that not even a matchup with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs could prevent it.
The game between Wilson and the Broncos and the Chiefs, which was originally set to take place on Sunday Night Football in Week 12, has been moved forward to 2:05 pm. In the meanwhile, primetime viewing of the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins game has been flexed to 8:20 PM (ET).
To be fair, it’s challenging to hold the NFL and television networks responsible for their aversion to the Broncos. They are not allowing their opponents to score many points, but they are also not scoring many points themselves. Simply said, Russell Wilson and company are currently difficult to watch.
By shunning them from primetime TV, the league may even be doing them a favor. The Broncos might have just been saved from a national humiliation against a Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs team that is leading the AFC with a 9-2 record.
With a record of 3-8 in 2022, the Broncos’ season might be gone. Although a late surge is unlikely, the club hasn’t yet demonstrated that they have the ability to turn things around. Not with Wilson even though it seems like the locker room is losing players. Even if it’s too late for the Broncos to turn the ship this season, perhaps all these problems can benefit them.