How do the Denver Broncos bounce back from their 2020 Season?

Denver Broncos HC Vic Fangio. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos HC Vic Fangio. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Drew Lock, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB #3 Drew Lock. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Give the team some time to build off of 2020

There has been plenty of talk of Fangio being released after the 2020 season. Fortunately, John Elway has the big picture in mind, and is hanging on to Fangio for the 2021 NFL season.

The worst thing for the Broncos would be to let go of Fangio and his staff. While the 2020 season was certainly a disaster, Fangio will have learned from his mistakes and grown from them, along with the rest of the team.

One of the goals of the 2020 season was to find out if Drew Lock was the answer the Broncos have been looking for at quarterback. While Lock just finished his 17th start against the Chargers on Sunday, the jury is still out on Lock as the guy going forward.

While Lock hasn’t done enough to suggest he’s not the guy, he has shown progression and learned from his mistakes throughout the season. Lock has command of the offense, and is leading a young group who is learning on the fly, just like Drew.

Bringing in a veteran quarterback may speed up the process, but the high-end results won’t come near what Lock and this offense are capable of. We’ve seen what the good from this offense looks like, and Elway and Fangio are banking on development from their young stars on offense to hit their high-end play more consistently.

While many will call for heads this offseason after yet another losing season, the Broncos need to stay committed to building a young nucleus that has all the potential in the world. The Broncos will be rewarded for their patience if they keep their young nucleus together.