Denver Broncos: Games that should have been in primetime
Broncos Country was no doubt disappointed upon learning the news that the Denver Broncos would only have one primetime game in the 2021 NFL season — a Thursday Night Football matchup with the Cleveland Browns in Week 7.
Wednesday’s schedule release also ended an era for the Broncos, snapping their 29 straight season record with an appearance on Monday Night Football.
While not welcome news, it cannot be too surprising that the networks do not believe that a team that has not made the playoffs or even made a potential playoff bid since 2015 are worth many primetime slots.
Of course, there may be flexing if the Broncos ultimately do win the Aaron Rodgers bid. That is if there ends up even being a bid.
Regardless of who is starting at QB for the Broncos come Week 1, there are games on the schedule that could have made for good primetime television. We will break down three of those games now.