Broncos fans have been waiting for this for a long, long, time. It seems the team has finally gotten back on track. The seasons after their 2015 Super Bowl win, which seems like a distant memory, have been rough. The Broncos are back.
Led By Safe QB Play
Teddy Bridgewater was exactly the quarterback the Broncos needed. I was critical of the decision at first, but now I realized he was the missing piece. A quarterback that doesn’t constantly turn the ball over (sorry Drew).
Bridgewater is showing flashes of his past self. He is playing smart and safe and putting up great numbers in the process. The reunion with OC Mike Shurmur seems to work seamlessly.
Defense Staying Strong
Many presumed the Denver defense would be one of the stronger units in the league. Those expectations have proved right so far. While they have been playing against lackluster offenses, it is a good sign that they are preventing big plays and scores.
Rookies Making Statements
The Broncos’ first two picks in the 2021 NFL Draft have proven to be great so far. CB Patrick Surtain II and RB Javonte Williams have played exceptionally well so far. Surtain II has filled in for injured CB Ronald Darby and is showing why he was selected ninth overall. Javonte Williams, who was picked in the second round, is combining with RB Melvin Gordon to form a wonderful one-two punch.
This is the ideal running back tandem because it allows the Broncos to keep one good running back on the field, while the other rests. It prevents injury while capitalizing on having a solid back on the field every down.
Tough Schedule Ahead
The Broncos will have difficult tests ahead as they play Ravens, Steelers, Raiders, and Browns. Will the Broncos be able to keep up their hot start? Or will they falter against superior opponents?