5 reasons the Denver Broncos have the best defense in the NFL
The Denver Broncos have the best defense in the NFL. It may be premature to say, but the pieces are all in place for that to prove true in 2021.
If the adage defense wins champinships is true even most of the time, then the Denver Broncos just have to get back to the dance to have a pretty good shot come January and February. The Broncos may have the best defense in the NFL in the 2021 season, a declaration that could prove to be accurate even though we have not seen the unit take a single snap with pads on.
Our Minnesota Vikings friends over at The Viking Age argue that George Paton’s former team has the best defense in the NFL right now. There’s no doubt that Vikings GM Rick Spielman and Paton built a tremendous unit in Minnesota, even with some tough luck with high draft choices in the defensive backfield in recent years.
Denver Broncos: The NFL’s top Defense in 2021
The Vikings have one of the NFL’s best pass rushers in Danielle Hunter. They have an interior line group featuring Dalvin Tomlinson, Sheldon Richardson, and Michael Pierce. They have a linebacker duo of Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks that could rival most of the top duos in the NFL.
2021 free agent acquisition Patrick Peterson brings a veteran presence to the secondary along with Harrison Smith and up-and-coming Cameron Dantzler to help give the Vikings an impressive unit overall, but we’re here to argue that it’s not the Vikings, or even the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers that have the best defense in the NFL.
It’s the Denver Broncos.
What gives the Denver Broncos an edge over other teams for the title of best defense in the NFL?
Let’s take a look at five reasons.