The media can’t make up its mind about the Denver Broncos for 2022
For a couple of years, the Denver Broncos have been just a “quarterback away”. They’ve finally got one and the media still can’t decide a stance on them.
How many times over the last couple of years have we heard people in the media say that the Denver Broncos are just a “quarterback away” from being a legitimate contender in the AFC?
We haven’t been tallying the official statistics, but it’s a lot.
The quarterback position has been a major question mark for the Broncos and general manager George Paton addressed it in a big way this offseason by landing one of the biggest stars at the position in the entire NFL, trading for Russell Wilson.
Although many in the media have been adamant that the Broncos are a “quarterback away” for some time, it seems like they are changing their tune with time.
Specifically, the crew over at Good Morning Football is still not convinced that the Broncos will do any better than last place in the AFC West this season.
Good Morning Football’s Contradictory Denver Broncos takes
Here is a stance from the show just about a month-and-a-half ago that the Broncos could go 13-4 this season.
To be completely fair, Peter Schrager is the one individually making this claim that he thinks the Denver Broncos are Super Bowl contenders here.
In a more recent segment on the show, it sounds like Schrager is still the most level-headed and having a tough time deciding between perhaps the Broncos and Chargers as the last-place team in the division.
Others on the panel, however, are certain the Broncos will be the worst team in the AFC West.
Look, it’s the offseason. We all get it.
It’s the time for bold predictions, subjective lists, and predictions that no one is going to care about in a couple of months because the season will have started and everyone’s predictions will have changed yet again.
And people have every right to think the Denver Broncos will finish last place in the AFC West, regardless of how wrong that opinion could turn out to be.
The frustrating piece of this is the justification for putting the Broncos in last place.
Here are a few of the ridiculous reasons given:
- Is Russell Wilson really a top-five QB in the NFL?
- New coaching staff and receivers for Russ
- Broncos don’t have a receiver like Davante Adams
Again, these lists are subjective. You could make a claim and back up that claim with an argument as strong as a house of cards, or you could come up with some valid reasons.
What would be the actual reasons the Broncos finish 4th place in the AFC West?
Maybe that’s another article for another day, but the strength of the division is really the only valid justification at this point.
There’s no need to panic over the predictions of NFL prognosticators and pundits at this point. The Denver Broncos are worlds better now than they were six months ago, and that’s all that really matters.
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Everything else will be decided on the field, where the Broncos now have a legitimate case as the best team in the AFC West.