Denver Broncos: Grading week three game versus Jets

Denver Broncos defense celebrates. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos, Teddy Bridgewater
Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s a 3-0 start to begin the Denver Broncos season and they have been performing at a playoff-caliber level despite the competition.

The Denver Broncos did what they needed to do once again in beating a team they should beat on Sunday. There’s so much speculation regarding the prospects of this team and whether or not they can make a real push to the playoffs in 2021. It’s understandable to not take the Broncos seriously due to them playing the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New York Jets.

Transitioning to the regular season it’s the exact same reason for the Denver Broncos as a team and Teddy Bridgewater. The Broncos should have beaten the Jets, Jaguars, and Giants in the first three weeks. This is also the mark of how good a team you can be. If it’s the prerogative for others to call Denver a pretender because of this, then let them continue to sleep.

The fact is Denver is a team that has shown early if they get a decent lead against their opponent it is difficult to regain that advantage. This is a testament to both the offense and defense of the Broncos controlling nearly every part of the game.

That said, the Broncos are still not a complete team by any stretch of the imagination. The team is still a work in progress with a number of things to work out. The offense still has some cobwebs to clean out before they play Baltimore next Sunday.

Against the Jets, it was still a solid performance from offense, and the defense played its first complete outing. Yet, injuries continue to abound for the team. Severities are unknown for the injuries they sustained Sunday. Therefore Denver Broncos’ depth will have to be tested early in the season.

The loss of KJ Hamler, Graham Glasgow, and Dalton Risner will create more opportunities for both Netane Muti and Quinn Meinerz along the interior. Hamler’s loss might result in a free agent signing or a call-up from Practice Squad. Players like Seth Williams and Tyrie Cleveland would be the first two who come to mind.

We were joined by Play Like a Jet host Scott Mason to discuss the Denver Broncos and New York Jets game over at Manely Broncos Podcast.

As for the grades, no one had a failing grade.