Broncos 53-man roster predictions following 2022 NFL Draft

Sayre Bedinger
Apr 25, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) works out during a Denver Broncos mini camp at UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) works out during a Denver Broncos mini camp at UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 25, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks on during a Denver Broncos mini camp at UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The Denver Broncos have an absolutely loaded roster heading into the 2022 season. We make early roster predictions after the 2022 NFL Draft.

There is a lot that could happen between now and September when NFL rosters are officially set, but with the overhaul we have seen in 2022, could the Denver Broncos‘ 53-man roster be closer than we think?

It’s a loaded roster, certainly the best the team has had in the post-Peyton Manning era. After the 2022 NFL Draft, 22 new rookies have joined the squad and there will be a lot of fascinating competitions at certain positions to watch in the coming months.

With the Draft complete and rookie minicamp set to begin on May 13, let’s try to make a way-too-early prediction of what the Denver Broncos’ roster could look like.

Denver Broncos roster predictions after 2022 NFL Draft

Quarterbacks (3, 3/53)

Russell Wilson
Josh Johnson
Brett Rypien

So begins the impossible journey of taking this insanely talented roster down from 90 players to just 53.

How will general manager George Paton and head coach Nathaniel Hackett do it?

Brutal decisions will have to be made. The Denver Broncos will undoubtedly be sending a variety of players away to other teams in trades for future NFL Draft capital. Don’t be surprised if the Broncos’ 2023 selection count — currently at five picks (two in the third, one in the fourth, fifth, and seventh) — doubles by the time final roster cuts are due.

The quarterback position could be just two players when all is said and done, but Brett Rypien has proven himself to be quite valuable to this team since coming aboard as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

You don’t want to mess with your quarterback room at the expense of one roster spot if you can help it. If the extra set of eyes Rypien brings are valuable to the most important position group on the team, then keep him around.

If you feel like you can get by with just Wilson and Johnson and perhaps sneak Rypien through to the practice squad, go ahead and give that a shot.

I feel like the Broncos will prioritize keeping Rypien unless they are absolutely slammed elsewhere on the roster.

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