5 reasons why the Denver Broncos will win the AFC West in ’22

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The Denver Broncos went from one of the least desirable teams in the NFL to one of the most desirable.  Their 2022 offseason, highlighted by trading for Russell Wilson, could go down as one of the best offseasons in NFL history. Now that it’s mostly over, the team will embark on their first season in a new era.

In the new era comes new owners, a GM who has been on the job for just two years, a new coaching staff, and a shiny, new quarterback.

While some may temper expectations for the team in 2022 because of how much change they underwent, I believe that there are several reasons why the Broncos can indeed win the division in 2022.

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Five reasons why Denver Broncos can win the AFC West in 2022

1. They’ve got the most successful quarterback in the AFC

Russell Wilson has the most substantive and successful career of any quarterback in the AFC.  Sure, he’s played longer than most, but his sustained success and leadership will carry over to the team in many ways.

Wilson has been in the league for 10 seasons.  This is his 11th, and he’s won at least 10 games in the regular season a whopping eight times.  He’s also won 9 playoff games and a Super Bowl. The insane amount of success he’s had in 10 careers is already a Hall of Fame resume.

The experience that Wilson will bring to the offense and the locker room overall will be incredibly valuable.  He’s been caught in tight divisional races, and he’s also led teams to division titles that weren’t particularly close.

He’s also outright missed the playoffs; he’s got bounced out of every round in the playoffs, has suffered insane heartbreak, and has enjoyed insane success.

All of this will help guide the Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson to the AFC West crown in 2022.