Denver Broncos: 5 players with the most to prove in 2021

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports /
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Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos running back. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos are a team heading into the 2021 season with plenty of questions surrounding them.

As a result, it’s difficult to gauge where this team currently sits. For years, fans have been waiting for the team to be competitive again, but it has missed the playoffs in each of the last five seasons.

Because of the situation as it currently sits, it would seem that missing the playoffs again will not be an option for this coaching staff if it wants to be retained.

With that in mind, which Broncos players have the most to prove in 2021?

For many teams, the younger players on the roster have the most to prove, but for this Broncos team, you will see some veterans on this list.

Last season, it was Garett Bolles was the player with the most to prove, mainly due to offseason chatter about how poor he had played since the team had drafted him. Bolles responded about as well as he possibly could have.

How many of these players will have similar results this year?

Courtland Sutton, wide receiver

Denver Broncos, Courtland Sutton
Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Everyone expects Courtland Sutton to come out and be ready to go at 100 percent right out of the gate, but will he?

Sutton is coming off of a torn ACL that ended his season almost before it even began last year, and many players are never the same after that kind of injury. The year before, Sutton grabbed 72 passes for 1,112 yards and he was being pegged as one of the best young receivers in the league.

Upon the start of training camp, Sutton is still going to be the WR1 on the depth chart, but there are plenty of young and reliable receivers behind him in the pecking order.

Sutton should be fine and he should be hungry to come out and reestablish himself on the team and as a force in the league.