5 Broncos players who made no impact week one but could week two

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Isaiah Irving, Denver Broncos
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5. Isaiah Irving, EDGE

The Denver Broncos lost Von Miller for the majority of the 2020 regular season if not the whole season merely days before their first game against the Tennessee Titans.

Losing Von Miller is a brutal blow for the Broncos, one the team will have a hard time recovering from, but that doesn’t mean other players can’t go out there and prove themselves with an increased workload.

The Broncos called guys like Clay Matthews and Cameron Wake, but couldn’t come to any agreement on contracts. Instead, they brought in the lesser-known Isaiah Irving, a player who has experience with Vic Fangio, to the practice squad.

With AJ Bouye also likely headed for short-term IR, the Broncos could elect to bring in another rusher that would make this prediction irrelevant, but for the time being, it wouldn’t be shocking at all to see Irving get on the field as soon as this week against the Steelers.

He has one career sack and his best work was in 2018 when he was with Vic Fangio on that very talented Chicago Bears defense.

In that season, Irving played just over 100 snaps but managed to notch six pressures, three quarterback hits, and his lone career sack.

The Broncos are going to need all hands on deck to get pressure on Ben Roethlisberger. If Irving is promoted from the practice squad for this particular game, don’t be shocked if he gets a handful of snaps with the defense.

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If that happens, let’s see what he can do with his new opportunity.