4 Denver Broncos players who are unsung heroes in 2022

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Denver Broncos, Garett Bolles
Sep 26, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) reacts after the game against the New York Jets at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Garrett Bolles will be the unsung hero for the Denver Broncos offense in 2022

Remember what it was like to not have a starting left tackle?

I do.

Garrett Bolles brings one of the better stories from a growth perspective that you will find in the NFL. Much of Broncos Country at one point referred to him as Garrett “holds” in reference to his issues with getting too handsy.

Garrett Bolles did not accept this, he did not crawl under a rock. He persevered, found outside help, and spent time in the lab improving his craft. Garrett Bolles is not the NFL’s best tackle, but he is up there with the top tier.

If the Denver Broncos were to lose Garrett Bolles, his friend and teammate Calvin Anderson would have his back but filling the shoes of recent Garrett Bolles would not come easy.

With the style of play Russell Wilson brings, I expect there to be times where the pass rush does get to Wilson, but remember to look at every play and every snap respectively.

Not every sack given up is on an offensive lineman.

If the offense lives up to the hype surrounding it, players like Russell Wilson, Javonte Williams, Courtland Sutton, or Jerry Jeudy will be the names you find on national media outlets. Just remember, every play starts up front with the big boys.

To be a successful offense in the NFL, your line has to be able to at minimum, control the line of scrimmage. In a perfect world, they own the line of scrimmage but the world is not a perfect one. Garrett Bolles comes off as someone who takes his job seriously and personally, he wants to be great.

One fantastic quote today from Garrett Bolles, he said “You touch my quarterback, it’s like touching my wife. And we’re going to have a problem.” That sounds like a guy who is going to do everything possible to protect his quarterback.