Denver Broncos: Top newcomers living up to expectations so far
Denver Broncos newcomers are living up to big expectations already.
The Denver Broncos made a bunch of big-time moves in the 2020 offseason through trades, free agency, and the NFL Draft.
In the 2019 offseason, the Broncos had made a number of high-profile additions as well, namely trading for Joe Flacco and signing veterans Ja’Wuan James, Kareem Jackson, and Bryce Callahan. They also drafted tight end Noah Fant in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Even though fans were excited about the additions the Broncos made, Joe Flacco wasn’t exactly lighting it up in practices ahead of promising rookie Drew Lock, who was also being criticized heavily by head coach Vic Fangio a year ago at this time.
Jackson was injured in camp, as was Callahan, and James ironically was the only one really showing why the Broncos paid so much money for him during training camp.
Although it’s typical for draft picks — even your high draft picks — to struggle early on as they get their feet wet in the NFL, you want to see your big-money additions come through in practices and show why you paid so much money and/or traded so much to acquire them.
So far in the first week-plus of 2020 training camp, the Broncos’ top additions are proving exactly that.