2016 NFL Preseason Outlook: DENVER BRONCOS
By: Brad Greenberg
DENVER BRONCOS – AFC WEST
(2015 record 12-4)
KEY ADDITIONS: QB Mark Sanchez, OL Donald Stephenson, OL Russell Okung
KEY DEPARTURES: QB Peyton Manning, QB Brock Osweiler, LB Danny Trevathan, OL Ryan Harris, DT Malik Jackson
Denver Broncos ended last year on top of the Football world beating the Carolina Panthers in the super bowl. The Denver Defense carried the Broncos all year long and in the super bowl. Denver was led by Von Miller who just received a new 6 year 114 Million dollar contract. This makes Von Miller the highest paid Defensive player in NFL history.
This is a totally different team in 2016 for Denver, Peyton Manning has retired, back up Quarter back Brock Osweiler who was supposed to be Manning’s successor has moved on to the Houston Texans. Now the Broncos with Quarter back Mark Sanchez who they acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles. Can Mark Sanchez carrier this offense? Who knows, do I think so? No. Mark Sanchez is a mediocre Quarterback who does not need reads defensive coverages that great. Denver is going to have to be carried again by the Broncos Defense. Von Miller is going to have to show he is worth all that money he got this off season. The secondary is probably the best in football with Chris Harris and Talib Aqib. If Denver wants to have a chance to repeat they are going to have to do it the same exact way they did it last year all Defense.
KEY PLAYERS: WR Demaryius Thomas, QB Mark Sanchez, CB Aqib Talib, RB CJ Anderson, LB Von Miller