Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett Gets Ripped To Shreds For Attempting 64-Yard Field Goal After Team Paid Russell Wilson $242 Million

The Denver Broncos made Russell Wilson one of the highest-paid players in the league when they signed him to a $242 million extension in the offseason.

On 4th and 5 near midfield with less than a minute to go in the game and three timeouts, Hackett decided to kick a 64-yard field goal.

Broncos kicker Brandon McManus missed the kick and Denver lost the game.

After the game, Hackett defended his decision to kick the field goal.


Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was surprised by Hackett’s decision to kick the field goal and not give Wilson a chance to get a first down.

“I was surprised they took Russ out at the end. We weren’t thinking field goal there. We were thinking they were going. It gave us a chance to win the game on that play. Very fortunate there.”

Hackett was ripped to shreds by fans over his decision to kick the field goal.

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Brobible sports editor. Jorge is a Miami native and lifelong Heat fan. He has been covering the NBA, MLB and NFL professionally for almost 10 years, specializing in digital media.