3 head coaches Broncos need to hire to fix Russell Wilson

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Something is desperately wrong with Russell Wilson, and the Denver Broncos need to hire someone to fix their quarterback.

Russell Wilson will surely push back on such a thing. A head coach to work with the 34-year-old like he’s a rookie? It’s preposterous.

Yet, given Wilson’s Year 1 experience in Denver, it’s fair to suggest that he has to talent to reemerge as a Pro Bowl quarterback, but not the confidence. That’s where the head coach comes in.

Denver has plenty of head coaches to choose from, and it’s easy to go for the proven candidate given their previous experience with a first-time head coach in Hackett. However, they shouldn’t be so quick to judge.

Much of Hackett’s failure had to do with his decision making. From the moment Wilson stepped in Denver’s facilities, he was given full access to the coaching staff, front office and even his OWN office. It was too much, too soon, and the rest of the team grew to dislike him.

Russell Wilson doesn’t need a QB guru. That would be overkill. However, he does need to reinvent his style. Letting Russ cook is no long an option, and Denver’s offense should reflect that next year, with or without him in the starting lineup. The ideal option would be to help Wilson, of course, and not face the doomsday scenario of getting out of his contract.

Broncos coaches to help Russell Wilson: Kellen Moore

While Kellen Moore would be hard-pressed to pass Dan Quinn in the Broncos head coaching candidate ranks, the Dallas Cowboys have the highest-scoring offense in the NFL since Week 7 for a reason.

Moore has helped Dak Prescott through his own transition since suffering a brutal knee injury. While Wilson doesn’t have the same problem, he does need to reinvent himself as a passer. Moore follows a trend of young, bright offensive minds to become head coaching candidates rather quickly, and it’s a matter of when, not if, he lands a job.

At 34 years old, Moore can handle the reins being given to him in Denver’s offense, and should be able to call plays while leading an elite coaching staff. If this season has proven anything, it’s that Moore can handle expectations. That’s exactly what he would face with the Broncos, especially a year after acquiring Wilson.