Animated NFL Analyst Calls Out Russell Wilson For Working Out On Team Plane

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Kyle Brandt, a host on “Good Morning Football,” says he “needs answers” after Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson did an hours-long workout during a team flight to London.

The Denver Broncos square off against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in one of the National Football League’s annual United Kingdom games.

Brandt took to his “Kyle Brandt’s Basement” podcast where he launched into a rant about the quarterback and his “weird and awkward” high-knees workout. The commentator also questioned whether Wilson’s teammates were annoyed with his behavior.

“If I’m on that team — I’m trying to put myself in [his teammates’] shoes … I’m flying across the Atlantic and I’m all tucked. I got my headphones, I got my sleep mask and I got my blanket and I’m getting my rest and I just keep hearing — somebody running on a plane is concerning usually,” Brandt ranted.

Russell Wilson missed the game against the New York Jets last week due to a hamstring injury. Talking to reporters Wednesday, Wilson said he was “doing treatment” on the eight-hour flight to London, which departed from Denver. He said his treatment included walking up and down the aisle of the plane for hours, high knee exercises and working out his legs to “make sure [he] was ready to rock.”

Despite Wilson’s explanation, Brandt didn’t buy a single word of it.

This isn’t the first time Brandt has taken jabs at Wilson. Earlier this month, the podcaster went after both Wilson and his wife Ciara after the Broncos lost to the Indianapolis Colts. On “Good Morning Football,” Brandt labeled Wilson a “poser” and said that the quarterback and his wife “think [they’re] that cool and famous.”

It remains unclear whether Wilson will play Sunday against Jacksonville. Before last week’s loss to the Jets, Wilson had missed only three games in his entire career, with all three happening last season because of surgery to his finger.

Wilson was positive Wednesday when speaking about the upcoming game against the Jaguars. (RELATED: Denver Fans Ditch Game Early, Can The Broncos Come Back From Their Recent Slump?)

“I feel great, ready to roll,” stated Wilson. “Hopefully get a big win in London … I feel great, ready to rock.”

Following practice Wednesday, head coach of the Denver Broncos, Nathaniel Hackett, did not mention whether Wilson would play Sunday, but he did mention that the Pro Bowler is “trending in the right way” and “did quite a bit [Wednesday].”

After being traded out of Seattle in a blockbuster deal, Russell Wilson was sent to Denver back in March. However, Wilson and the rest of the Broncos offense have struggled from the get-go, limping to a 2-5 start on the season.

Going into Week 8, Denver has lost four straight games. With their offensive statistics, according to ESPN, the Broncos are currently listed last in the entire National Football League in scoring, red zone offense and goal-to-go situations. They’re also listed at the bottom of the league in third down conversions.