The Denver Broncos are on a mission to become great again. We know about the acquisition of Russell Wilson, and, yes, he’ll play one of the biggest parts in how the season turns out (and future seasons).
That being said, he’s already been one of the better quarterbacks in all of football for a while.
The Broncos need a major change in their ways. They’ve gone the past six seasons without even sniffing the playoffs. Of course, the expectations are much different now and how they should be.
Currently on the roster are 12 players who are 30 years old or older. I believe that teams should have a good mix of young and older players in order to have a better chance of winning. You have the younger guys who are potentially more athletic and then the older guys who have been around and know the ins and outs of the league, and how it works.
No. 1 Denver Broncos player poised to improve in 2022: Left Tackle Garett Bolles
Garett Bolles was selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. His career got off to a very rocky start. As a rookie, Bolles was called for 15 penalties. Those included 10 holding calls, four false starts, and an unnecessary roughness call.
The following two seasons were not much better for Bolles. While he did reduce his penalty count to 10 in each of those two seasons (yes, I know it’s technically “better”), there’s not much difference between 12 and 10. It’s still a lot of penalties to take.
With more playing time with Russell Wilson, easily the best quarterback Bolles has had, Bolles should continue to have an easier time blocking for him. The one thing I would be concerned about with the offensive line is Wilson scrambling. That could turn into some holding penalties for the line. As I said, however, it should not be a major issue as the weeks go by.