The Denver Broncos remade several areas of concern this offseason and look to return to AFC prominence.
The brain trust at Dove Valley had several needs going into the offseason. Wide receiver depth, offensive line help, linebacker depth, cornerback and tight end chief among those needs.
The big need for the Denver squad was at the quarterback position. Trevor Siemian showed promise but was injury-prone and regressed in his sophomore campaign. As time went on, it became clearer that Trevor was not capable of living up to lofty Broncos expectations.
This is a team that expects to contend for championships, every year.
Paxton Lynch remains a project. Denver is committed to the continued development of the third-year QB. As evidenced by his stats, he’s not quite there but he’s also not a bust. Time will tell if Lynch can capture what it is Elway sees in him.
Brock Osweiler was as-advertised. He performed well enough in limited action but hasn’t ever been able to get over that hump.
The offensive line, ranked 23rd out of 32 teams by Pro Football Focus was substandard.
While the Broncos finished fourth against the pass and fifth against the rush defensively, there was a definite decline from the previous two seasons.
Special teams were suspect, kicker Brandon McManus had an off-year by his standards.
Masterful at remaking his roster to keep the Broncos competitive, John Elway pulled off yet another offseason gem.
Here’s some of the things Broncos fans can look forward to: