The Denver Broncos are the team to watch in 2020

With the 2019/2020 season being a learnig curve for the team here is how the Denver Broncos have improved and became the team to watch in 2020.


Chad Jensen

Future stars Noah Fant, (Left) Drew Lock, (Middle) and Dalton Risner (Right) celebrate a blowout win over the Houston Texans

Braxton Gregory, Reporter

After starting the 2019/2020 season 0-4 the Denver Broncos infusion of youth and rising stars helped them finish with a strong 7-9 record, this matters because that same season the NFL averaged 16.7 million viewers that’s 5% more from the 2018/2019 season so new fans and fans alike need a team to watch in 2020.

In Denver championships is the standard and always have been, they don’t rebuild they don’t tank they reload and they’ve done just that for 2020.

According to NFL.Com The Denver Broncos were the 7th youngest team at the start of the 2019 season. That’s changed in week 5 of the NFL the Denver Broncos infused youth into their roster replacing the 35 year old Quarterback Joe Flacco with 23 year old Drew Lock, they replaced 33 year old wide receiver Emanuel Sanders with 24 year old Courtland Sutton, and at the end of the season they replaced 30 year old defensive back Chris Harris Jr. with 28 year old AJ Bouye making this team young and on the rise for something great.

They didn’t stop there in free agency they added seven time pro bowler defensive lineman Jerrel Casey, they  also added running back Melvin Gordon who is explosive in the passing game as well as the running game, and finally they added Guard Graham Glasgow for the Offensive line. According to the NFL/ the team will only get younger and better at a multitude of positions in the upcoming draft. This means the team will be able to add more rising stars more weapons for Drew Lock and more Defensive weapons for Head coach Vic Fangio.

It started with offensive weapons with pick number 15 Jerry Jeudy Wide Receiver from Alabama who many consider to be the best in receiver in the draft. Next with pick number 46 they double dipped at the Wide Receiver position with speedster KJ Hamler who is also  dangerous playing special teams. Then they added more beef to their offensive Line with the 83rd pick  Center Lloyd Cushenberry.

Not only has Denver committed to their young Quarterback Drew Lock they’ve committed to a high powered and fast offensives which should be exciting for fans. That’s not even the best part about this 2020 team.

According to the Denver Broncos defense was never healthy but still finished 12 in total defense and 1st in red zone defense. New NFL fans will pick their preference of defense and offense but they will learn that Defense wins championships and with a defensive master mind coming back for his 2nd year of head coaching this will be a fun group to watch. The 2020 defense will finally be healthy as some 2019 starters never saw the field for or were out for a majority of the time, this includes Bryce Callahan, Alexander Johnson, Bradley Chubb and Mike Purcell, these are all key players who make an impact on the field.

After that came free agency with huge gets such as Jurrel Casey, AJ Bouye, and bringing back key starters like Mike Purcell and Justin Simmions. Then we have the draft with the 77th pick being Michael Ojemudia cornerback from Iwoa who fits the Fangio 3-4 scheme being a playmaker in zone coverage. With pick 95 they took Defensive Lineman McTelvin Agim to plug up the run and rush the passer. All three phases of the Football have been added to in an unbelievable way by The Denver Broncos sand now they have a chance to contend for a title. Now With 2nd year Head coach and defensive master mind Vic Fangio leading the way the Denver Broncos infusion of youth, successful off-season and the rising stars becoming superstars, the Denver Broncos will be the team to watch in 2020.