Denver Broncos: Rookie report cards through 12 games
The Denver Broncos’ rookie class has been an absolute blast to watch this season. We hand out grades for the 2018 class so far.
The Denver Broncos are 6-6 through the first 12 games of the 2018 season, and while that record is not leading the division by any means, it has the Broncos and the fan base pretty confident heading into December.
The Broncos started the season 2-0, lost six of their next seven games, and were slated to pick eighth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft if the season ended after their loss to the Houston Texans after a missed field goal by Brandon McManus at the end of the fourth quarter.
Since that close loss to the Houston Texans, the Broncos have been on a really fun winning streak, beating the Los Angeles Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals over the past three weeks.
That winning streak is easily the best in Vance Joseph’s time as the team’s head coach, especially considering the team is not catching anyone off guard. They are simply playing winning football and haven’t had any issues closing out games in recent weeks.
The 2018 rookie class has been a major reason for the success of the team this season and they have been critical in paving the way for the rebirth of the Broncos, who appear to have a legitimate foundation to build on for the future.
In this post, we will hand out grades and awards for the rookie class now that we are three quarters of the way finished with the 2018 season.