Denver Broncos: 3 Observations for the New Year

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Either way, it’s back-to-work.

So, where does this all land for the 2019 Denver Broncos?  While this looks like a rebuild, there is a ton of financial flexibility that John Elway can exercise, though it’d cost popular players like Shane Ray, Derek Wolfe, Sanders, Brandon Marshall and possibly Bradley Roby.

Denver is already a young team and could get significantly younger with a rookie quarterback.  The defensive line pipeline is strong with Shelby Harris and DeMarcus Walker looking to break out.  Inside linebacker is a question but the emergence of Josey Jewell and a strong season from Todd Davis help.  The defensive backfield is thin, CHJ will return but will find himself among untested players.  Safety is in desperate need of an upgrade.

Offensively, there’s nice depth at RB and WR, the line is, of course, a question mark.  Let’s hope a fresh set of coaches can massage better performances out of what, on paper, looks to be a salvageable project with the Broncos roster.

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This team, we believe is closer to its Super Bowl pedigree than oblivion but it’s a tenuous hold.  Things need to happen this offseason and with the hiring of Fangio, it looks like there’s a nice beginning to the business of carrying-on.  That’s the thing with this point-in-time with the Broncos, they need to carry on.  We can’t get too high on Fangio, Gary Kubiak, Lindsay or Chubb but neither can we get too low with Keenum, Elway and the disappointment of the last two seasons.

These are the Denver Broncos, they will be fine.  We’re just not quite sure when.