Just In: Do you still earn our trust? Broncos questions Russell Wilson

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t want to hear that his team has already somehow climbed a mountain.

“I think the most important thing for us is we have to stay humble, and we have to stay hungry,” Wilson said after Sunday’s win over Minnesota. “There’s a lot more to do. We’re going to get better. We’re on the rise. At the end of the day, we haven’t done anything yet.”

A four-game winning streak provides a boost of energy, but it comes with a word of caution. The buzz such streaks create can eventually overwhelm a team and knock them off their stride

Wilson’s commitment to stay focused on the right things, and not get caught up in the high-profile trope of his redemption, is good for the Broncos. After all, this team has much greater ambitions than a feel-good quarterback story.

Wilson’s hunger to chase team success seems organic and heartfelt, but it serves him on an individual level. Should he continue to win ball games in the clutch, his performances will receive an increasing amount of plaudits anyway.

Sean Payton’s influence on the soon-to-be 35-year-old quarterback is palpable. Wilson is playing an efficient brand of football.

Still, some of Wilson’s critics are stubbornly holding onto their freezing-cold takes, and as a result, many in the media are demanding more from the Broncos’ signal-caller going down the stretch. NFL.com’s Adam Schein is one such doubter, who put together a list of nine quarterbacks with the most to prove down the stretch with Wilson checking in at No. 6

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