Denver Broncos: 4 players who have gone backwards in 2020
It’s been a rough season for the Denver Broncos, but for some it has been much more than others.
The Broncos had high hopes coming into the 2020 season and many pegged them as a darkhorse playoff contender. They had a young quarterback who impressed in the final month of the 2019 season, they made several key acquisitions in the offseason and then had an exciting draft.
But things have not materialized for the Broncos in a positive way this season, even though the team is coming off of a well-earned road win over the Carolina Panthers.
There are three games left to play this season and the Broncos will be missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year. That’s difficult enough for Broncos Country to deal with, but the play of some of the players on the roster has made them feel even worse.
Despite a 5-8 record, the Broncos have had several players stand out this season including Justin Simmons and Garett Bolles. But other guys on the roster have gone in the other direction.
For one reason or another, 2020 has been a forgettable year for these guys.
For whatever reason, the Broncos’ organization loves this guy. He is apparently going to regain his starting job at right tackle after missing much of this season and one really has to wonder why.
Demar Dotson has not been excellent but given a choice between the two, I’d take Dotson over Wilkinson all day.
Wilkinson is a good rotational guy that can come off the bench in a pinch. That’s his role and for that, he’s fine. But as a starting offensive tackle in the NFL, he’s just not the right guy.
Earlier this offseason there were comments made that Wilkinson was in a tight battle for the starting left tackle spot with Bolles. I mentioned how unlikely that was back in the spring and at this point, it looks laughable.
The Broncos need to keep Wilkinson in the role of able-bodied bench player and not every-down offensive tackle.