On Monday, news spread that Denver Broncos pass rusher Randy Gregory would be suspended one game for his post-game actions against the Los Angeles Rams. Gregory and one of the Rams’ offensive linemen, Oday Oboushi got into a scuffle following the game. Both players landed punches at each other.
At the end of the day, both teams’ seasons are over despite two games remaining. Neither team is making the playoffs, so what’s the point?
Now, it will be interesting to see whether or not Gregory will play and if he does, how many snaps will he end up playing in two meaningless games?
Denver just fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett and Jerry Rosburg is stepping up in his place for the final two games of the season. Rosburg won’t end up being the team’s next full-time head coach, so I’m not entirely sure what Gregory would have to prove.
It is going to be interesting, however, to see what kind of pressure the Denver Broncos can put on Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes this week. The Broncos have actually been close to beating the Chiefs on several occasions. However, they haven’t won against them since—checks notes—2014.
Bringing down Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a tough task to achieve but doing so could increase the team’s chances of beating Kansas City.
Had Gregory’s suspension been upheld, it would mark yet another season in which he missed at least one game due to a suspension. Gregory has not played a full season during his career, which began in 2015 with the Dallas Cowboys. He has missed several games for the Broncos this season due to injuries.
The Denver Broncos made Nathaniel Hackett one of just four head coaches in NFL history to be fired before the end of his first year on the sidelines.
The Broncos signed Gregory this offseason to a 5 year, $70,000,000 contract.