As tradition every preseason since 2014, the Denver Broncos will participate in joint practices with another team. This year, the 49ers come to town.
Since the 2014 season, the Denver Broncos have participated in joint practices with another NFL team. The joint practices usually take place for the Broncos during week two of the preseason. So, whomever Denver plays for their second opponent (it will be their third opponent due to the Hall of Fame game) is usually whom they have for joint practices.
This season, it will be the San Francisco 49ers. The team announced they will host joint practices with the NFC West team during week two of the preseason. Both teams will practice with each other on the Friday and Saturday before they face off on Monday Night Football August 19th.
Denver and San Francisco are pretty common opponents during the preseason and, as of lately, are common opponents during the joint practices. This will mark the fourth time in five years that both the Broncos and 49ers hold joint practices together.
Last season, it was the Chicago Bears that participated in joint practices. The purpose of joint practices is usually to help teams size up with opposing competition and see how they fare at about the halfway point of the preseason.
Denver and San Francisco faced off in Week 14 of the 2018 season, a game in which the Denver Broncos did not show up. Despite a chance at a comeback, the 49ers won 20-14. The game marked the beginning of the end for any hopes the Broncos had at making the playoffs.
This game features to see more of the starters. Joe Flacco vs. Jimmy Garoppolo should be an interesting matchup. And I would like to see if the Broncos can defend against George Kittle in what little snaps he might have in this game.
Broncos Country knows what happened when they saw Kittle last time. It was honestly very embarrassing.
Joint practices are usually helpful for the teams involved. We will know as the summer winds down how the team looks against another team’s players.