Denver Broncos 4 potential changes in the 2023 offseason
Denver Broncos potential offseason change: Reshaping the Offensive Line
While the Denver Broncos had a chance to trade away an offensive lineman such as Dalton Risner, Netane Muti, or Lloyd Cushenberry, they opted not to do that. They will be sticking with Calvin Anderson, Risner, Cushenberry, Quinn Meinerz, and Billy Turner. Although, I’m sure they might look into things during the season.
The offensive line continues to be a major issue.
According to Next Gen Stats, Russell Wilson ranks ninth in the NFL in Time To Throw, at 2.86 seconds. Putting that into perspective, Zach Wilson of the New York Jets ranks first at 3.26 seconds. Ultimately, it’s a grand total of a fraction of a second difference.
That difference is unfortunately significant, especially with the good coverage the team’s receivers appear to be getting by opposing corners.
Garett Bolles was given an extension. Other than him, there are many questions on the offensive line the team has to figure out. Is Risner getting more time despite being average? Cushenberry is certainly replaceable. Meinerz has been decent and could enter the 2023 season as the starter after replacing Graham Glasgow in the starting lineup. Who’s the long-term right tackle?
That is a grand total of two sure things at least for the upcoming season. Not good.