3 biggest concerns for the Denver Broncos in 2022

Denver Broncos, Nathaniel Hackett (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos have change for the better during the 2022 offseason, but there are still things we should be concerned about.  While change is mostly a good thing for the Broncos in their case, there could still be some reason to have a bit of doubt.

I don’t think there’s any way that the team isn’t successful in 2022.  They’ve got an excellent and deep roster and an elite quarterback.  They do indeed have the formula for being a top team in 2022.  However, even the best teams in the NFL do have their share of concerns.  It’s not being pessimistic to point out some things that might not go the way we think.

Even the past two Super Bowl champions went through a bit of a rough patch during their respective seasons, so Denver is likely to go through that as well.

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DENVER, COLORADO – AUGUST 27: Linebacker Baron Browning #56 of the Denver Broncos and linebacker Bradley Chubb #55 stand for a photo on the sideline in the second half of a preseason NFL game at Empower Field at Mile High on August 27, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Three biggest concerns for Denver Broncos in 2022

Can the EDGE room stay healthy/be effective enough?

This could be a huge concern for some.  Denver did make a ton of positive changes (we think) to the EDGE unit this offseason after their presence was hardly felt in 2022.  Bradley Chubb appears to be back and healthy, Baron Browning appears to have found his sweet spot, and Randy Gregory looks to bring his pedigree in a Broncos uniform.

However, their top two projected starters in Gregory and Chubb, do some with some injury concerns.  Bradley Chubb has missed significant time in two separate seasons, and Gregory has never played a full season.

If one or both are needing to miss time during the regular season, could we trust Baron Browning and rookie Nik Bonitto to pick up the pace?  If Denver can’t get to the quarterback in 2022 because of injuries or other circumstances, they’ll have a hard time making any noise in the AFC.