Broncos vs. Seahawks: 3 position battles that could determine the outcome

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CLEVELAND, OHIO – OCTOBER 21: Justin Simmons #31 talks to Pat Surtain II #2 of the Denver Broncos during a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 21, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

Broncos Secondary vs. Seahawks Receiving Core

The most important position battle to look out for is the secondary unit for the Broncos going against the receiving core of Seattle. This is by far the most competitive position battle between the two teams as well.

DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett lead the group for the Seahawks as they have earned their reputation as being one of the best duos in the league. With Wilson heading over to Denver, the numbers for Metcalf and Lockett may decrease but, these are the two players that will keep Seattle competitive this season.

Dee Eskridge and Marquise Goodwin are viable weapons as well for that offense, not to mention that Noah Fant is another vertical threat to take note of. New Broncos DC, Ejiro Evero, will have his hands full with Seattle’s weapons but he does have the secondary unit to stop them.

Patrick Surtain II has become one of the best cornerbacks in the league as he enters his second year in the league. The duo between Ronald Darby and Surtain II should put the league on notice, including the addition of K’Waun Williams. The rookie Demarri Mathis is another corner the Broncos have that can be a difference maker when on the field too.

Regarding the safeties, Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson have been one of the best tandems in the league for a few years. Simmons will continue to lead this defense into having another great year and the first matchup of the year puts them to the test early.

Evero has stated that he will put Simmons around the ball as much as possible this season and that can only mean good things for this defense. This secondary unit can become one of the best in the league as they most certainly have the talent to do so.