Predicting the Denver Broncos starting offense in 2023

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Many have already kicked their rooting interest down to 2023 for the Denver Broncos. What could their offense look like come next season?  The beginning of next season is still months and months away, but that won’t stop us from projecting what the new lineup can look like.

The Broncos’ needs roster-wise don’t really get farther than the offense, which is good news.  George Paton and the front office staff can invest most of their offseason resources into the offense, and I think that’s the route that they take.

I think there’s a very small chance that Paton gets fired, and for those who have gotten their hopes up that he could be gone might end up being disappointed.  We should know of a few players that are going to stay on the offense in 2023, but outside of them, there could be a ton of movement on that side of the ball.

Denver can create much more cap space to be competitive in free agency and they do have a first-round pick from the San Francisco 49ers, so expect some new faces on offense.

Predicting the Denver Broncos’ starting offense in 2023 – QB and RB

Quarterback – Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is not going anywhere, and those who have offered half-baked takes on him being cut or released in 2023 could not be more wrong.  The franchise is going to try its hardest to make it work, and I am of the opinion that Wilson is not washed up.  I think he’ll be fine.  I don’t think a top-10 quarterback in the NFL simply forgets how to play the game at a high level over one year without explanation.

Running back – Damien Harris

My first prediction for the Denver Broncos is that they sign Damien Harris in free agency, who is currently losing steam to Rhamondre Stevenson in New England.  Harris is a former Alabama running back who gradually put up more numbers each year he was in the league.

Being that Stevenson is likely taking over the RB1 role, I don’t think Bill Belichick is going to re-sign him.  That’s just not something he’d do.  Harris rushed for 15 touchdowns this year and averages 4.7 yards per carry.  He may find this as an attractive destination since Javonte Williams likely isn’t going to be ready until well into the 2023 season.