Sitting at 3-9, the Denver Broncos don’t have much more to play for in 2022. The playoffs are no longer an option and with five games remaining, the team is just looking for something, anything that can be a positive.
However, even if the team loses all of its remaining games, there are several things it needs to work on figuring out so there is some semblance of a direction heading into next season.
The Broncos still have two meetings with the Kansas City Chiefs along with battles against the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. In those games, the team needs to focus on certain areas to give the front office an idea of how to move forward.
Broncos need to determine how many offensive linemen should be part of the future
The vast majority of the negativity heaped on the Broncos this season has centered around the quarterback and the head coach, but the offensive line has played quite poorly.
There is no doubt that the team is going to have to place a major focus on improving this group going into next season, but that will start with deciding which players to keep around.
Billy Turner, Dalton Risner, Cameron Fleming, Calvin Anderson and Tom Compton are all set to become unrestricted free agents.
Garett Bolles will be coming off a broken leg that ended his season and Lloyd Cushenberry, who has spent the past month on injured reserve, has underperformed.
What does that leave as a “sure thing”? Not much, really.
The Broncos do have a good, young option in Quinn Meinerz but they will need to make several big decisions and improvements on this group before the 2023 season kicks off.
The Broncos have had one of the worst offensive lines in the league in 2022.