Russell Wilson’s trade predicted victory over Denver Bronze Ground in one purge – & – Playoffs performed by Football Outsiders

The Denver Broncos were one of several teams that made a bold move this season to get a player hoping to bring them back to the playoffs.

The acquisition of Russell Wilson came at a high cost, but many people in the Broncos were envisioning the Super Bowl this season. After all, if teams like the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals can pull it off after the Wild Card team is weak and underfed, respectively, why can’t the Broncos?

football strangersMike Tanner Skeptical of this, he draws the Broncos competing on what he calls the “Flat Card No-Future Wild Card Challenge”, or teams that might lose in the first round of the playoffs and then find themselves in a bad position for the future.