Denver Broncos: Top performers through the first quarter of 2019
The Denver Broncos are 0-4 and staring another losing season in the face, but not all is bad in Broncos Country. Which players have played well so far?
The last few years have been tough on Denver Broncos fans everywhere, but through the ugliness of all these losing streaks, two (and possibly three) straight losing seasons, unfortunate injuries, and plenty more, there are some good things happening for this team, believe it or not.
Broncos Country needs at least a few reasons to be optimistic right now. With four straight losses to open this season preceded by four straight losses to end 2018, we have to be able to evaluate the good going on so we can be reassured there are brighter days ahead.
The Broncos have some serious talent on the offensive side of the ball right now.
Defensively, the positive nuggets have been tougher to come by considering how high expectations were going into the season, but there are still things to be excited about on that side of the ball as well.
Except, of course, for the season-ending knee injury to Bradley Chubb.
Chubb had 21 tackles, five tackles for loss, a sack, and a forced fumble in four games and the Broncos’ edge duo had ‘underachieved’ by most counts.
Chubb sort of gets an honorable mention here, because he did play well in the first four games of the season, making plays against the run and as a pass rusher even though he didn’t get home for a sack until the fourth game of the year.
Let’s take a look through the list of players who have been standing out for the Broncos through the first quarter of the 2019 season.