Denver Broncos: Jalen Virgil can help fix offensive woes
By Aric Manthey
The Denver Broncos have a litany of issues on offense. Does Jalen Virgil provide the tools to fix one of them? Through four games of the 2022 season, Broncos Country finds themselves in a precarious position. Staring at a 2-2 record, the team has unintentionally given Broncos Country a figurative Rorshach test.
Depending on who you ask, fans view the Broncos as a contender that stubbed their toes twice or a team in an early free fall. The reality is (and always has been) that this team is a talented unit that needed TIME to gel. Do I need to remind anyone of how slow the 2012 Broncos started with Peyton? There are too many new pieces in town to expect this team to be a juggernaut on day one.
With 23/32 teams 2-2 or better, the path to the playoffs is still more than attainable. With that said, there are definitely a few things to clean up in order to reach that goal.
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That begins on offense. Despite the influx of new talent in the Mile High City, Broncos Country is disappointed with the consistent output (or lack, thereof) from the offense. Whether it’s been the spotty offensive line play, inconsistent play calling, or porous 3rd down efficiency, the Broncos’ offense has bucked their way out of the stable to start the year.
So that leads us to the question, “How do we get the most out of this offense?”.
The answer is multi-faceted.
With the recent news of Javonte Williams suffering a brutal season-ending injury, the first step in improving the offense is re-assembling the running game. With the much-maligned Melvin Gordon leading the stable, the Broncos will have to rally around this group to carry out the tough yards going forward. With that said, there is one player that I think could help with some of these concerns.
What if I were to tell you that there’s another player on the roster that could help generate yards, albeit in an unorthodox fashion? Of course, the player I’m referring to is UDFA rookie, Jalen Virgil.
Let’s take a look at his background and why I think his unique skill set could help jump-start a lagging offense.