4 Broncos players whose stock is skyrocketing entering Giants game

Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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The Denver Broncos have a chance to start hot in week one against the New York Giants. Which players have arrows pointing way up ahead of this game?

Week one of the NFL season is drawing near, and the Denver Broncos have to get off to a 1-0 start with a road game against the New York Giants. Of course, the Giants and their fans probably feel the same way, but Vic Fangio has been 0-7 in his head coaching tenure in the month of September. Even though there have been some brutally close losses among those seven, it’s simply too important to get off to a hot start for this team to do anything but win this first game.

Calling week one a must-win is definitely a bit over the top, but the pressure is certainly making it feel like that’s the case.

New general manager George Paton has assembled a very talented and deep 53-man roster, and over the course of the last nine months, we have done our best to make sure every single one of the players the Denver Broncos have or could have had has been appropriately discussed in a hypothetical manner.

It’s now time for the real thing.

Real matchups.

Regular season football.

Which Broncos players are trending up for this road game against the Giants?

Denver Broncos stock up heading into Giants game

1. Von Miller, outside linebacker

When players get to a certain level of “good” we tend to stop talking about them as much in the content-creating business. Everyone wants to know what’s new most of the time, and that’s okay, but there are still opportunities to talk about Von Miller and this is one of them.

Coming back from a season-ending injury in 2020, Miller looked outstanding in his preseason debut against the Los Angeles Rams. That one tune-up against Los Angeles was all Miller needed to show that, even at the age of 32, he’s back and ready to rack up double-digit sacks again.

The New York Giants don’t exactly have a “patchwork” offensive line but it’s been a clear area of concern for them all offseason.

Veteran Nate Solder returns to the starting lineup at right tackle with second-year player Andrew Thomas at the left tackle spot, and it’s fair to wonder whether or not the Denver Broncos’ pass rush duo is about to absolutely feast on these tackles.

Giants fans seem disappointed that 2020 third-round pick Matt Peart couldn’t clearly beat Solder for this starting right tackle job, and it’s possible that we will see both guys against the Broncos.

Most of Miller’s reps will likely come against either Solder or Peart. Solder, the starter on the Giants depth chart, didn’t play in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Miller’s stock is trending way up for this game.