Denver Broncos: Brett Rypien and 4 others who can step up big
The Denver Broncos need Brett Rypien and these other players to be heroes to get in the win column.
The Denver Broncos are off to an 0-3 start in the 2020 season, and they didn’t have much time to figure things out before their week four matchup against the New York Jets.
Perhaps more importantly, the Broncos haven’t had time to get healthy, and unfortunately, far too many players on the roster are going to need to be healthy for this team to be really competitive over the final three quarters of the season.
Some players will be back this season, others won’t. Some — perhaps star running back Phillip Lindsay — will even have the stars align just right to be back for this crucial game against the New York Jets.
Against many other opponents (okay, maybe most other opponents), the Denver Broncos probably wouldn’t have a chance on a short week to win a football game with the roster they are trotting out there given all the injuries, but this New York Jets team is one of very few in the NFL right now that is quite possibly worse than the Broncos.
The Jets haven’t lost as many players as the Denver Broncos to injury, but their roster is not very good. Even so, the Jets are a roster full of NFL players and any team can win in the NFL on any given week if they execute and make plays.
The Broncos have to be the team that makes more plays and they’re going to need some unheralded, unexpected guys to step in and make them.
Who are going to be the stars for Denver in this game against the Jets? Which players could step up big and help the Broncos to their first victory of 2020?