Denver Broncos WR Tim Patrick says this year is Super Bowl or bust

May 23, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) during OTA workouts at the UC Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (81) during OTA workouts at the UC Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick says this year is Super Bowl or bust, and there’s no room for excuses with a new offense.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick has never been one to mince words, and nothing has changed with him in 2022.

He says this year is “Super Bowl or bust” for the Broncos, and there’s no reason to think he’s wrong about that.

There’s no time for a regular season learning curve. There’s no time for growing pains. Patrick spoke to the media on Wednesday and talked about the progress the team is making learning the Nathaniel Hackett/Russell Wilson hybrid offense.

Tim Patrick is calling Super Bowl or bust for Denver Broncos

Is it really reasonable for the Denver Broncos to be approaching this season like it’s Super Bowl or bust?

Absolutely.

There are a number of factors seemingly working against them in that regard, however.

First of all, the AFC is absolutely loaded. Just getting to the Super Bowl is almost a greater accomplishment than actually winning it in this kind of conference.

Second, the Broncos have a rookie head coach. They won the Super Bowl in 2015 in the first year of Gary Kubiak’s tenure as the team’s head coach, but that was a pretty unique circumstance and Kubiak had already been a head coach for the Texans at that point.

Not to mention, he had other former head coaches on the staff like Wade Phillips as the defensive coordinator.

Is it impossible to think a young, rookie staff could go and win it all in year one? Absolutely not, it’s just not been done before.

Third, you have a new quarterback under center.

Thankfully, that particular factor works in the Broncos’ favor as opposed to being more of a hindrance.

This team is working tirelessly to all get on the same page. The way Patrick talked about the progress the offense is making, it sounds like there’s still plenty of work to be done.

"It’s going to be cleaner and more detailed than now. Right now, we’re just running the plays and we just need to hone in on the little things, but you can’t do that if you don’t know the plays yet. We’re just out there running the plays right now. The more we meet, the more we’re with each other and the more we’re meeting and talking about what he likes and what we like, the more it just hones in the whole offense and we run it to perfection.Tim Patrick (via Broncos PR)"

Denver Broncos OTAs continue this week and then the team will have a mandatory minicamp in just a couple of weeks.

After the mandatory minicamp, they will break for five weeks before training camp. You can almost bet on the offense getting together at Russell Wilson’s San Diego chalet for extra work.

Building that chemistry is essential because expectations are high. It’s not just fans that are expecting this team to be a Super Bowl contender — the sentiment within the locker room itself is Super Bowl or bust.