The Denver Broncos’ roster and coaching staff will likely look a bit different in the next year. What are some mistakes they shouldn’t make? It’s a valid question to ask given how the 2022 season is going. Some fans have become to feel apathetic and are likely looking towards 2023 as the “official” start of the Russell Wilson era.
General manager George Paton has largely done a good job of assembling a competitive roster, but they’ve been greatly limited by injuries and incompetent coaching. There are likely going to be wholesale changes to the team and staff when the 2022 season ends.
There are needs all along the offense and needs within the coaching staff, George Paton will be busy this offseason, and the new ownership group could end up having some pull with certain decisions as well. Right now, based on how the 2022 season has gone, the 2023 offseason may end up being one of the most important for the history of the team.
What are some mistakes to not make in the next calendar year?
Three mistakes to not make in the next calendar year
Failing to hire a new HC who has held the role already
I think the Broncos’ likely search for a new head coach in 2023 should have one very important requirement: they should have been a head coach before. It might sound childish on the surface to assume that someone who has been a head coach before is already more qualified than someone who hasn’t, but this is a chance the Broncos should not take.
They just took a chance on a first time head coach in Nathaniel Hackett, and his mistakes are obvious. Denver needs to err on the side of caution for their search and perhaps opt for a more safe hire. Hiring someone who has been in the league for a while and who has served as a head coach before makes a ton of sense to me.
Dan Quinn, Frank Reich, Leslie Frazier, Doug Marrone, and Jim Caldwell all strike me as potential candidates.