In a season filled with disappointments and some positives, some Denver Broncos players find themselves close to achieving milestones.
The Denver Broncos’ season at this point is well documented. It is nowhere near what the franchise hoped coming into 2018. However, the team is playing better than their record indicates.
As a result, there are a few players en route to breaking single-season records.
Von Miller is the best player on the team and lately is playing his best football of the season. He is the ultimate game breaker at linebacker. If you look up pass rush in the dictionary, there you will find Miller’s picture. The Broncos were fortunate to land Miller in the 2011 NFL Draft and now he is on verge of holding records in many astounding areas. Miller is that good.
A few undrafted players made this list of those approaching milestones. Interestingly, both of them are a mirror representation of one another. Chris Harris Jr. and Phillip Lindsay went undrafted in their draft classes. Yet, both might be the heartbeat of the team. These players are worth keeping and building your team around. The winning attitude displayed by each is contagious. It affects everyone around them.
Also, the Denver Broncos have three rookies poised to break someone else’s records. We mentioned Lindsay above. The others are Courtland Sutton and Bradley Chubb. Chubb fell to the Broncos’ lap in the 2018 NFL Draft. Everyone expected him to be a Cleveland Brown but it never happened as the team went a different direction with Denzel Ward. Still not a bad pick, but it afforded the Broncos an opportunity to select possibly the best player in the draft.
Sutton was drafted in second round. Interestingly, the same thing happened with him as with Chubb. The Dallas Cowboys were the most likely destination for Sutton, according to many experts. It did not happen.
The Broncos selected Sutton before the Cowboys pick in second round. Some pundits made a case that he was the best wide receiver in the draft. If you ask his Denver Broncos teammates, they will agree with them. Sutton’s presence makes him dynamic and a weapon Broncos will exploit more during the season. He is also close to putting his name in the record books.
Lastly, Emmanuel Sanders is near the record books himself. Sanders’ x-factor talent and unique skill set at wide receiver make him the best possible weapon for the Denver Broncos offense.
Sanders is quick, elusive, and his separation from defensive backs make him nearly impossible to stop when healthy. If Case Keenum’s continues the momentum lately of good play, Sanders’ production might also rise with it.
We know stats don’t tell the whole story of a season, but it’s great when players achieve personal milestones. Inside this slideshow, let’s take a look at what records these players have an attempt to achieve.