5 moves the Denver Broncos should make after loss to the Seahawks
The Denver Broncos lost a heartbreaker to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, but the season is far from over. The attention now turns to beating the Houston Texans and getting on the board this season in the win column. After the loss to the Seahawks, there’s no reason for general manager George Paton to panic in the slightest. The Broncos moved the ball very well offensively, they made some adjustments and had a dominant second half defensively, and overall the roster looked good.
At the same time, there are some adjustments I think this team could make, even after just one week. A general manager’s work is never truly done and now that Week 1 is in the books, veteran contracts are not guaranteed for the entirety of the season which could make teams more open to bigger moves.
The Broncos could look into some free agents but could also make some adjustments over their own roster after the win against the Seahawks.
5 moves the Denver Broncos should make after loss to Seattle
1. Denver Broncos need to move Andrew Beck up the pecking order at TE
As I was putting this post together, I discovered something very interesting that, even as closely as we follow the team here, I hadn’t noticed. Looking at the team’s official depth chart, Andrew Beck is actually the TE2 behind Albert Okwuegbunam with Greg Dulcich on injured reserve for the time being. That was surprising for a couple of reasons.
First of all, it seemed like Beck was almost strictly kept on the final 53-man roster as a fullback option as well as for his special teams prowess. Even for the biggest Andrew Beck fans out there, his prominent role in Week 1 against the Seahawks was surprising to see.
Beck was not targeted a single time in the Pat Shurmur era. He was strictly relegated to special teams in his 22 games between 2020 and 2021. It isn’t altogether surprising that Beck’s role was much clearer with the change in offensive scheme considering he was acquired by the Broncos in 2019 when Rich Scangarello was offensive coordinator and running an offense similar to what Nathaniel Hackett has installed in 2022. With all of that being said, Beck earned more chances after what we saw on Monday night.
He had three targets and caught two passes for 56 yards, and would have had a touchdown were it not for a false start penalty on the one-yard line.
Although Beck is already listed as the TE2 on the Broncos’ roster, I think he deserves even more opportunities to make plays as a receiver after what we saw against the Seahawks.