Denver Broncos schedule leak: Broncos play Jets week five

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Outside linebacker Shane Ray
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Outside linebacker Shane Ray /

Denver Broncos 2018 schedule: Other teams’ schedules are leaking as we approach the NFL’s official unveiling. The Broncos play the Jets in NY week five…

It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago the Denver Broncos hosted the New York Jets for a late-season rout, and it won’t be long now before we’re already a month into the NFL season, talking about a week five matchup against the same two teams in East Rutherford.

According to the New York Post, the two teams will meet in a week five matchup.

The Jets’ full 2018 schedule, as a matter of fact, was leaked:

This is a significant one for a couple of reasons.

First and foremost, this game is likely to feature Baker Mayfield either on the sideline or taking snaps. Mayfield is rumored to be the apple of the Broncos’ eye, and he’s also the alleged top target of the Jets.

More from Predominantly Orange

Since the Jets pick higher than the Broncos, it would surprise no one if Mayfield were wearing green for this game.

The Broncos might be wearing a different shade of green in that case — jealousy.

In all seriousness, this game is an asset for the Broncos being that it’s a warm-weather road game to New York. They could have had the unfortunate pleasure of playing in New York in late November or December (or February…), but the schedule-makers spared them.

The Broncos typically don’t play in very poor conditions in Denver, no matter what time of year. There will be occasional snow storms or lightning delays, but the Broncos typically get great weather for their home games throughout the season.

Heck, there have been games in December in 60-degree weather.

This will be a good early-season test for the Broncos, as the Jets also have a burgeoning young defense which got a little better this offseason when they acquired a leader for the middle of it in Avery Williamson.

We’ll have more on the Broncos’ schedule as the day goes along.