While the Denver Broncos have been enduring a prolonged period of struggles since their Super Bowl victory with Peyton Manning in 2015, the weight of their recent losses seems to have taken a heavy toll, particularly evident in the reactions of offensive lineman Garett Bolles.
Addressing the media after a demoralizing 50-point loss to the Miami Dolphins, Bolles went viral for expressing his profound disillusionment when summarizing his tenure with the franchise, which commenced in 2017.
“Tired of losing, man. I’ve been here for seven years and all I’ve done is lost,” Bolles shared with reporters.
The Broncos drafted Bolles from the University of Utah as the 20th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. During his time with the team, the Broncos recorded the following records: 5-11 (2017), 6-10 (2018), 7-9 (2019), 5-11 (2020), 7-10 (2021), and 5-12 (2022). Consequently, throughout his seven-plus-year NFL career, Bolles has been part of 35 victories and 63 losses.
Fortunately for Bolles and the Broncos, their next opponent could be one of the few NFL teams struggling more than they are. They are set to face the Chicago Bears, who are coming off a 41-10 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs, all while Taylor Swift looked on.
Despite it still being September, the Broncos’ hopes of making the playoffs this year appear to be fading fast as they have stumbled to an 0-3 record. In the Super Bowl era, only six teams have managed to secure a postseason spot after starting the season 0-3, with the most recent example being the 2018 Houston Texans.
According to league reports, Sean Payton is considering benching Russell Wilson, a move that may explain his decision to keep the veteran QB in the game during the final moments of their humiliating 50-point loss to the Dolphins.