Adam Rank of the NFL Network made the worst Denver Broncos prediction you will see all offseason. We’ll remember this one and see how it holds up.
Every year, NFL predictions are made and all predictions should be taken with a grain (or block) of salt. The Denver Broncos are taking on a ton of change in 2019, specifically at head coach and quarterback, but that change seems to have been for the better, not for the worse.
That’s why a prediction like Adam Rank’s really awful 2-14 projection on NFL Network is particularly frustrating.
Here’s the most pessimistic view of the Broncos you will see from, well, just about anyone.
Two wins? No division wins?
Rank goes so far as to diminish the hiring of longtime NFL defensive coordinator and reigning NFL Assistant Coach of the Year Vic Fangio as bringing in a ’60-year old coach’, the ‘least mobile’ quarterback ‘in NFL history’ (Joe Flacco) whom Rank says makes ‘Drew Bledsoe look like Randall Cunningham in his prime’, and says the Broncos are going to go 2-14 and get the first pick in the (2020) draft.
I reached out to Rank on Twitter and asked if he would want to bet a $100 Starbucks gift card on this one, and he hasn’t responded yet.
The funny thing is, he’s taking a second crack at a Broncos prediction this year and the first time around, he didn’t predict them to only beat the Titans and the Lions, two teams coached by Bill Belichick disciples.
I would be willing to bet more than a $100 gift card that the Broncos win more than two games this year.
I don’t take these kinds of predictions personally anymore like I used to, but this is certainly laughable and worthy of all of the backlash it’s receiving. None of us knows the future and none of us can know if Rank will end up being right or wrong but the Broncos’ roster is not a 2-14 roster. They would have to suffer significant injuries in order to achieve a record this bad.
Hopefully Rank takes me up on the Starbucks card offer, I could use a couple of months of free cold brew.