We’re keeping it optimistic, but the reality is the Denver Broncos have to show drastic improvement in 2019. What major questions are facing this team?
I just heard from Captain Obvious, and he filled me in that every team in the NFL has a goal of winning the Super Bowl, no matter how lofty or unrealistic.
Jobs are on the line every single year, and as rich in tradition and history as the Denver Broncos are, they are no exception to the rule that if you don’t win in the NFL, you risk massive change from the top down.
So, how do the Broncos go from fourth place in the AFC West in 2017 to third place in 2017 to possibly contending for a championship in 2019?
Is it even possible?
Anything can happen in the NFL. If the 2015 Broncos — probably the third or fourth-best team of the Peyton Manning era — can win a championship, so can this version of the team. But a lot of stuff has to go right.
Obviously, like most teams that win it all in the NFL, the Broncos need to stay healthy, but what factors beyond just health will determine the fate of this team?
The Broncos open training camp next week in their pursuit of a fourth championship. Their quest will not be easy (literally, the Broncos have the second-hardest schedule in the NFL with an opponent win percentage from 2018 of .537) but if these questions are answered how we want them to be or, even better, we are pleasantly surprised at how they are answered, the Broncos will have success in 2019.