The Denver Broncos will go into the 2021 offseason with some heartbreak in a rough season.
As tough as 2020 has been for the Denver Broncos, there were a few positives that have come out of this season. Unfortunately, they will miss the postseason for the fifth straight season. But they can at least enjoy the fact that going into 2021 there will be some positive things to look at.
Going up against the Las Vegas Raiders in the season finale for the second straight season was projected to provide some fireworks. My goodness did this game not disappoint once again. It took a lot of effort against your AFC West rivals. Denver unfortunately was unable to get it done.
Two players that really stood out to me in this game were Drew Lock and Jerry Jeudy. Lock was playing to showcase to the Broncos brass that he could be the quarterback to lead the team in 2021. Perhaps one of his most complete games of his career, the gunslinger showed that he can be the face of the franchise for years to come.
And after a rough game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Jerry Jeudy had himself a hell of a game. He was able to record 140 yards receiving on five catches. Most of his yardage came on the longest play for the Broncos since 2008.
This season may not have gone the way the Broncos had hoped this year, but now the team can look forward to the 2021 season in hopes that they can improve and get the necessary pieces needed to compete next season and beyond.
There was no doubt that this season finale was quite the classic. Broncos vs. Raiders games usually are quite the entertainment. With a good amount of the team returning next year, I am hopeful that next season will be just as better.