NFL Mid Season Check-up


Denver Broncos

Russell Wilson, multiple time pro bowler, and long time Seattle Seahawk playing for his new team the Denver Broncos.

Sawyer Kehn, Staff Writer

The NFL season is normally full of surprises this year is no different. Teams such as the Green Bay Packers who normally are a strong playoff team are currently performing like a non-playoff team. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers who won the superbowl just two years ago are starting to show their age as many of their players are closing in on retirement including the seven time superbowl champion, Tom Brady. While these teams who have been dominant in years past are starting to drop off their once prestigious pedestal; while other teams that were once viewed as the bottom teams in the league are starting to emerge as contenders.

The New York teams, both the Jets and the Giants, are outperforming expectations by a great margin. The Giants with new head coach Brian Daboll are currently extremely competitive in a division with the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys who boast one of the best defenses in the league. While the New York Jets with second year quarterback Zach Wilson just beat the cross state neighbor Buffalo Bills who are considered to be the best team in the league.

Some of the large trades of the offseason are starting to look like they aren’t working out for the receiving team. One trade was the Denver Broncos giving the Seattle Seahawks a 2022 first round pick, a 2023 first round pick, a 2022 second round pick, a 2022 second round pick, a 2022 fifth round pick, Drew Lock, Shelby Harris, and Noah Fant in return for Russell Wilson and a 2022 fourth round pick. With such a large trade the Broncos were looking for immediate success with the multiple time pro bowler; yet the Broncos are off to a 3 and 5 start and playoff hopes waning; every week it continues to look like the Broncos lost the trade. However it’s not fair to completely blame Russell Wilson; first year head coach Nathaniel Hackett has struggled with adjusting to being a head coach. Another huge trade of the offseason was Devante Adams being traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for a 2022 first round pick and a 2022 second round pick. While Adams himself has performed well in Vegas the team is currently 2 and 6 with playoff hopes almost completely gone.

This NFL season has been eventful with teams shocking the world by over or under achieving expectations, there is still a lot of the game left to be played and seasons could be completely turned in the blink of an eye.