It’s certainly been no secret over the last decade or so how much of an unabashed cornball Russell Wilson is. But now that he’s left the somewhat siloed confines of the Northwest, it appears that the former Super Bowl winner has become cornier than ever.
In the last few weeks alone, for example, the 33-year-old signal-caller has gotten ripped on for apparently copying Tom Brady’s social media strategy and showing up to the Broncos Week 1 game dressed like he was going to prom.
This latest example of Wilson’s cringeworthiness may be the most brutal example yet, though, as new footage from the Broncos sideline sees Ciara’s husband attempting to get everyone on the team to call out whether the opponent’s offense is running a pass play or run play.
Russell Wilson is getting roasted for an incredibly cringeworthy video of him encouraging teammates to yell “run” or “pass”
Our very own writer Jorge Alonso wondered if Wilson is the most hated on player in the league:
Russ might get the most hate in the league lol https://t.co/0epR0q67bm
— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 21, 2022
Imagine being #96 and this clown yelling at you to scream run or pass. This guy is the worst human on earth https://t.co/W2o6tYrPPN
— Jasper Johnson (@JasperJohnson60) September 21, 2022
A couple of Twitter users noticed how this sort of tactic is usually seen in pee-wee and high school football
Bruh Russell got them on that pee wee football mentality 😭 https://t.co/pGj1yVdwDB
— Andrew (🐦🏈1-1) (@HC_PARDUE) September 21, 2022
he's gonna be a great high school coach one day https://t.co/Wg8Rp6kWjm
— blake (@blakeslun) September 21, 2022
“No way he is a real person. I think he’s playing a character on a daily basis,” someone joked.
No way he is a real person. I think he’s playing a character on a daily basis. https://t.co/KBaKd7Qi9f
— Nick Miller (@NMiller27) September 21, 2022
Respectfully, I’d tell him to get tf out my face lmaooo https://t.co/KtqZriofTs
— Za Morant (@PlayBoi_Ash) September 21, 2022
Alright I’m officially on Sherman’s side now https://t.co/1hbuyIooDN
— Chase Barricks (@GingerLax13) September 21, 2022
One NFL fan joked that seeing that video has convinced him to now be on Richard Sherman’s side of the pair’s beef:
The Broncos are a high school football team. Embarrassing. https://t.co/UfnbdxuMZ1
— Austin (@AustRobert3) September 21, 2022
After the first two weeks of the season, the Broncos find themselves with a 1-1 record and have put up just 16 points in each game. This is particularly disappointing when you consider the money they gave Wilson in the offseason and the fact that they’ve played the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans so far, who are among the league’s worst teams.
Wilson himself hasn’t looked all that convincing, either, as the former Seahawks QB has completed just 59% of his passes for 559 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception so far this season.