3 biggest concerns for the Denver Broncos in 2022

Denver Broncos, Nathaniel Hackett (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 27: Head coach Nathaniel Hackett of the Denver Broncos walks on the field before the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at Empower Field At Mile High on August 27, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images) /

Three biggest concerns for Denver Broncos in 2022

New coaching staff

The new coaching staff is the biggest concern heading into 2022, I think.  I’m not saying that Nathaniel Hackett and Co. aren’t good coaches, but rather the inconsistencies that sometimes come with a new staff.

The Broncos are likely to hit a rough patch or two because of this.  All three of their top coordinators are first-timers.  Offensive coordinator Justin Outten, defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, and special teams Coordinator Dwayne Stukes are all in their first year or second year at these positions.

Dwayne Stukes served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ STC back in 2011.  It’s a young and inexperienced group of coaches, and going up against more veteran coaching staffs might create some issues.  Luckily, the AFC West has new coaches of their own, so the Broncos aren’t the only team in the division who might have this problem.

I would hate to see this staff accidentally hold the team back because of how new they are.  2023 could be a year that many of us have circled because of this.  Given that Denver is quarterbacked by Russell Wilson and has savvy veterans on both sides of the ball, I do think they could potentially overcome the ripe coaching staff.