The Denver Broncos are now officially competing for their division with the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. How can they keep up?
The Denver Broncos are officially no longer the most recent AFC West team to win the Super Bowl.
How in the world did we get here?
Patrick Mahomes, that’s how.
Although the Kansas City Chiefs’ blueprint is not entirely attainable due to the fact that they have Patrick Mahomes already proving himself as an MVP and now Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP, the Broncos have high hopes for Drew Lock and quite frankly, no time to feel sorry for themselves.
The Chiefs winning the Super Bowl this year should amplify the Broncos’ urgency to get back to the Super Bowl, and because the NFL is often a copycat league, how could the Broncos work off of the Chiefs’ blueprint to put together a title contender?
Even if contending with the Chiefs for the AFC West title will be very tough, the Broncos can undoubtedly put themselves in position for a Wild Card spot at the very least this year.
What do the Chiefs have that the Broncos don’t at this point? Well, if we’re being honest — more than we’d like to discuss.
At a very basic level, the Broncos need their young players to really show growth — especially Drew Lock — and they need to get the offensive line to the next level as well as boost their team speed offensively.
What kind of draft class would help put the Broncos in position to compete in 2020? Let’s take a crack at it.