Denver Broncos: 5 Reasons the Broncos Are 2018’s Sleeper Team
By Cody Roark
1. The Broncos offense is vastly improved
The Broncos’ offense in 2017 was difficult to watch, and that’s putting it kindly.
For two seasons, the Broncos had a dilemma at quarterback with Trevor Siemian and 2016 first round draft pick Paxton Lynch.
In 2018, the Broncos have no dilemma at the position which allows the team to head into training camp with no distractions.
Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas have a quarterback that can consistently get them the ball.
In addition to Keenum helping both Sanders and Thomas, the Broncos added talent at wide receiver by drafting Courtland Sutton in the second round of this year’s draft.
The addition of Sutton and speedy Daesean Hamilton from Penn State will make it difficult for defenses to bracket Thomas and Sanders without forcing them to cover Sutton or Hamilton.
Broncos offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave also transitions to the permanent role of calling the plays. In 2017, Musgrave was unable to implement his system after the Broncos fired Mike McCoy.
Heading into training camp in a few weeks allows the Broncos offense to fully understand Musgrave’s system and philosophy.