Denver Broncos: Top takeaways from ‘Behind The Broncos’: Episode 5

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

The season finale of the Denver Broncos new docuseries premiered live on the Broncos’ YouTube channel at 7 p.m. ET on Friday night.

Throughout the whole season, fans got to see the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage over the duration of the offseason. This included the Pro Days they intended, to the war room for the NFL Draft, to now. It gives us a general look of what goes on in the day-to-day with George Paton and his team.

In this episode, we get an inside look at Noah Fant and Courtland Sutton’s offseason training as they prepare for the highly anticipated season that is approaching. We also get to hear from newly acquired quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater and how he is handling everything in Denver.

I encourage all Denver Broncos fans to watch this season finale as it was really good. Here are the big takeaways from, “Inside Courtland Sutton’s & Noah Fant’s offseason training | Behind the Broncos: No Shortcuts (Ep 5).”

Noah Fant’s main priority is getting healthy and performing better next season

Noah Fant has been getting physically stronger this past offseason as he looks like he is in really good shape. He has been taking this offseason seriously not just for football, but for his body as well.

Fant dealt with some lingering injuries last season that really didn’t make him perform to his full potential. Recovering and getting the body right was a priority and he looks better than ever.

“I want to take that step to become a top tight end in the league so I’m putting my down payment down right now and hoping for the best when the season comes.”

Fant also said that he wasn’t really “satisfied” with the season he had last year. He is using that as motivation to become better and it all starts with the work he has put in during the offseason.

“That’s what’s kind of motivating me this year to get amongst those top tight ends in the league. I think I’m getting there but definitely have a lot more to improve on.”

Courtland Sutton on rehabbing his injury and coming back stronger

Courtland Sutton missed the majority of the season with a torn ACL he suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers and ever since, he has been getting treatment on it to come back stronger. The offense really missed his presence last year and will help more this season as he looks to make a full recovery.

Sutton stated that he has not been only getting stronger physically, but mentally as well. He goes into detail about why it was so important to get better this offseason and become the best version of himself, the “2.0.”

“I’m working on it every day like I don’t let or allow myself to become complacent because I know at the end of the day if I don’t do what I am supposed to do, I’m not cheating nobody but myself.”

The long-awaited return of Sutton for this season is what the fans are excited for as everyone knows he’ll have an impact on every game this year. Not only does this help the offense as a whole, but helps players individually like Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler, the quarterback, and more.

If Sutton has the season he is expecting to have, he can be in the conversation for Comeback Player of the Year.

Teddy Bridgewater on the QB competition and adapting to Denver

One of the new players the Denver Broncos acquired this offseason is quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. He is facing Drew Lock in a quarterback competition to see who will start week one for the regular season versus the New York Giants. Bridgewater has been performing well during minicamp as he has already built chemistry with Jerry Jeudy and others.

When talking about the transition to Denver, he said he was prepared for this “moment and opportunity.”

“Throughout my life when I was younger, I moved around a lot. Different homes, different neighborhoods, communities, so that’s been the story of my life and I think that everything happens for a reason. I’m in this opportunity now and this position to just come in and make an impact whether it’s leadership or on the football field.”

Bridgewater mentioned the players on the roster and how talented this team is and being a part of this offense.

“I’m just happy to be part of this offense, be part of this team. When you look at the overall roster, you can’t do anything but smile knowing that it’s an opportunity for you to just come in and succeed.”

The last part of the season finale was the experience the players had during their field day. It was awesome to see the players bonding not only with each other but with the coaches and front office as well. The culture is being built by Paton and Denver Broncos fans should be excited for this season and the future.