Denver Broncos Three Needs for 2020 Season
The Denver Broncos are going to miss the playoffs for the 4th straight season and have not had a winning record since 2016.
It’s clear that in order for them to make the playoffs next year, they must accomplish a few things this offseason.
Is Drew Lock the answer? Should Denver go after someone in the draft? No matter how you view the Broncos, it’s clear that they have to find an answer at QB.
I think it would be wise to draft the best signal-caller available when the time comes for them to make their selection. Honestly, it probably is better for them to go after Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert or Tua Tagovailoa if possible.
Keep adding to the offense
After trading wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to San Francisco, the offensive production became more of a concern.
Courtland Sutton was a nice receiver for Denver this year, but the Broncos have to build the offense by adding better linemen and receivers.
Maybe Noah Fant becomes more of a receiving threat next season.
The o-line was one of the reasons Denver quarterbacks got sacked 38 entering the 2019 season finale vs. Oakland.
The Denver Broncos are one team that I would expect to trade down at some point since they had a lot to figure out, however, I’d prefer it if they chased down a QB in the draft.
Find another playmaker on defense
Throughout many of their struggles, the Broncos got some great performances from their defense and this year they didn’t make it easy on a lot of their opponents.
Let’s not forget how cornerback Chris Harris was a potential trade candidate but did not get dealt at the NFL deadline this season.
Despite being a top 10 team in points, total yards and pass yards allowed per game, Denver is 18th rush yards per game.
The Broncos “rebuild” could happen at a faster rate than what people think if they continue to draft well and create some semblance of an offense.
The AFC West isn’t loaded with title contenders aside from Kansas City, who has some questions on both sides of the ball.
In 2020, Denver Broncos will face the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, and Atlanta Falcons. These are all winnable games and the fact they get to face the LA Chargers and Oakland Raiders gives them four other contests that they could win also.
I’m saying the Broncos will be a playoff team next season, but hey if they can look respectable and more consistent then they could be in the hunt for a postseason berth.
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