The Denver Broncos are poised to make significant moves before the 2022 season, and this article will project the Broncos’ starting offense for 2022.
The Denver Broncos are poised to have a much-improved offense for 2022. The team is poised to have a different signal-caller under center, and could also have a couple of different pieces along the offensive line.
It’s safe to say the wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends will remain the same for the team, but the two most important pieces on offense, the quarterback and the offensive line, will be a bit different than in 2021.
So, who will man the Broncos’ offense in 2022? Let’s take a look.
Denver Broncos 2022 offense predictions: Quarterback
1. Russell Wilson
As it stands now, I think it’s much more likely that Russell Wilson gets moved that Aaron Rodgers or even Kirk Cousins.
Wilson is apparently going to “explore his options” this offseason. Well, his only two choices to explore are requesting a trade and staying put, and with Seattle retaining their General Manager and Head Coach. I think the idea of a trade just got more likely.
Wilson would bring a Hall of Fame pedigree and an efficient passing history to Denver. He’d be able to involve all of the Broncos’ weapons and would be protected by an average offensive line, something he doesn’t have in Seattle.
I truly think George Paton is going to get a massive quarterback trade done this offseason, and my gut tells me it’s Russ.
1. Garett Bolles, Graham Glasgow, Ryan Jensen, Quinn Meinerz, Morgan Moses
I think we’ll see a bit of change coming to the offensive line. In fact, George Paton said himself this is an area where the team needs to improve.
So, I think the Broncos will not only draft offensive linemen but make some notable free agent additions.
With Graham Glasgow coming back, I think he could take Dalton Risner’s spot and slide into left guard.
Quinn Meinerz will stay at right guard, and Garett Bolles will obviously stay at left tackle.
The other differences are with Ryan Jensen, who will be a free agent at the end of the season. Jensen went to CSU and is from Colorado, so why not come home and play for Denver?
I also think the team will target a right tackle in the NFL draft but ultimately sign Morgan Moses instead of retaining Bobby Massie. Moses has played in every game since his second year in the NFL.
He’s reliable and was penalized just three times this season. Moses is a slightly better option and would allow the Broncos to develop a longer-term option behind Moses
1. Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick
Does more need to be said here? The Denver Broncos offense features the best wide receiving trio in the NFL, depending on what personnel they typically start games out as you can expect all three to start nearly every week.
Hopefully, the next quarterback can use these players’ strengths. All three are extremely dynamic pass catchers and both Sutton and Patrick inked long-term deals this offseason.
Jerry Jeudy is entering year three and could be extended at the end of the season, depending on how his junior season goes.
The Broncos will have to address the receivers after these three, though. Can they rely on KJ Hamler? Kendall Hinton could return as a depth piece, but Diontae Spencer is probably as good as gone, so I would expect the team to perhaps add someone who can serve as the team’s primary returner.
1. Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam
The same can be said for the tight ends as the receivers. The Broncos have a very good tight end room. However, they could be smart to perhaps add a more veteran presence in the room, and maybe try and find someone else who is strongest as a blacking TE.
Other than that, there will be no change here, unless one of them gets packaged in a trade for a quarterback or otherwise.
I could actually see someone like Noah Fant being packaged in a trade for Russell Wilson, but I think it’s unlikely.
Both Fant and Okwuegbunam have 4.5 speed and are hyper-athletic. It would be wise to feature both heavily in the offense.
1. Javonte Williams and Mike Boone
Javonte Williams will make the Pro Bowl in year two, perhaps even an All-Pro
Williams showed what he could do on the ground, rushing for nearly 1,000 yards splitting carries with Melvin Gordon.
It’s not likely that Gordon returns, so the stage will be set for Williams and Mike Boone, who is a speedy complement to Williams.
I would expect the team to add another running back in the draft, but the top of the depth chart is in good hands.
So, putting it all together, the Denver Broncos’ starting offense in 2022 will be:
- Russell Wilson, QB
- Javonte Williams, RB
- Courtland Sutton, WR
- Tim Patrick, WR
- Jerry Jeudy, WR
- Garett Bolles, OT
- Graham Glasgow, OG
- Ryan Jensen, C
- Quinn Meinerz, OG,
- Morgan Moses, RT
- Noah Fant, TE
That has the makings of a very dangerous unit that could actually challenge for the AFC West division crown.