4 reasons Broncos “meaningless” game vs. Chiefs is massive for 2023
2. Beating Kansas City would give the Broncos an edge in HC search
As badly as the Broncos have struggled against the Kansas City Chiefs in recent years, the team’s struggles, on the whole, this season have been detrimental to the immediate future of the franchise. Things have been so bad in 2022 that nobody really knows what the future could hold for the Denver Broncos organization. That starts with not knowing who the head coach is going to be in 2023.
Or who is even going to want to be the head coach in 2023 and beyond?
The Broncos need to finish this season strong to show prospective head coach candidates that this is not a disgustingly bad team, even though most of the 2022 season would suggest otherwise, at least offensively. The Broncos have more players on IR than just about any other team in the league. They’ve cycled through one offensive line combination after another. They’ve had just about every wide receiver that was on the 90-man roster in the offseason playing in real games this season.
Can you imagine if, despite it all, the Broncos were able to go out against the Kansas City Chiefs and get a win? Russell Wilson seemingly saved his best of the 2022 season for the team’s previous matchup against the Chiefs, but he was unfortunately knocked out of the game with a concussion. We didn’t get to see how different that game might have ended had Russ not gotten hurt, but perhaps we’ll see something even better the second time around.
Going into this 2023 head coaching search, it’s going to be a much better pitch for the Denver Broncos if they can point to a win vs. Kansas City — with Russell Wilson playing well — as a selling point.