5 surprises from the first week of Denver Broncos training camp
The Denver Broncos are barely a week into training camp, and we’ve already seen a handful of surprises. We take a look at the top five so far.
The Denver Broncos have been practicing for just over a week, and now, the preseason is just about one week away.
Time flies when you’re having fun.
It’s been a fun training camp so far for the most part, though the season-ending injuries to wide receiver Tim Patrick and running back Damarea Crockett put a damper on a nearly flawless offseason for the Broncos.
Although everyone’s expectations were different coming into camp, there are a variety of things I think everyone can agree have been rather surprising through the first nine practices.
What have been the five biggest surprises? Let’s take a look.
Denver Broncos training camp surprise no. 1: Defense winning most days
From the first day of training camp, the Denver Broncos’ defense has been out there getting the better of Russell Wilson and the offense on most days.
Now, that’s not to say that the offense has looked bad or hasn’t had any success. But if you’re chalking up “wins” to either side of the ball throughout camp, it sure seems like the defense has won a few more days than the offense to this point.
Notable players that are standing out more than others?
- Pat Surtain II
- Justin Simmons
- Bradley Chubb
- Dre’Mont Jones
The expected names have been out there really showing out, but perhaps none more than Pat Surtain II.
Surtain has looked like an absolute superstar to everyone that has attended Broncos practice.
Offensive coordinator Justin Outten even joked that he playfully asks Surtain if he’s going to let them complete any passes in a given practice.
The defense has been making the offense work for practice wins, and you can’t help but love to see it. Considering Russell Wilson and his Hall of Fame abilities are also very much testing the defense, I’d say this unit is poised for a huge year.