Denver Broncos: 4 things we have learned in first 4 games

Denver Broncos QB #3 Drew Lock. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos QB #3 Drew Lock. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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New York Jets cornerback Brian Poole (34) tackles Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) in the second half. The Jets lose to the Broncos, 37-28, at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in East Rutherford.Nfl Jets Broncos /

Through four games in 2020, the Denver Broncos sit at 1-3.

That’s far from the positive start many fans expected to get out to, but it’s certainly better than the conversation we would be having if the team slipped up this past Thursday against the New York Jets.

Winning cures all, as the old saying goes, and though it came against the winless Jets, there were plenty of positives to take out of the team’s most recent game.

One-quarter of the season is already in the books and if you have watched the rest of the competition in the AFC West, you know that the Broncos have their hands more than full if they are going to get into the race for a division crown this season.

The Kansas City Chiefs are arguably the league’s best team, the Las Vegas Raiders are much improved and the Los Angeles Chargers have been competitive in each game of the year.

None of those teams will provide the Broncos an easy win, especially with the way they have been playing.

So where does that leave the Broncos?

The team has a 10-day rest period before having to travel to Gillette Stadium to face the New England Patriots in Week 5, a game that Brett Rypien will start if Drew Lock is still unable to.

But before we look ahead any further at that game, let’s take one last look back at the team’s first four games and discuss some of the more important things that we have learned.