The Denver Broncos had yet another underwhelming season in 2020, finishing 5-11 under head coach Vic Fangio. Quarterback Drew Lock started in thirteen games in his sophomore NFL season but struggled mightily. The former 2019 second-round pick finished the season with league-high 15 interceptions alongside Carson Wentz.
Denver hasn’t clinched a postseason berth since 2015, the same year they won their last Super Bowl. The last time the Broncos had a winning record was back in 2016 when they concluded with a 9-7 season.
Against the spread in 2020, Denver was 9-7 and were surprisingly a decent team to bet on. In terms of over/unders, the Broncos went 8-8.
The ongoing quarterback carousel in the Mile High City continues, as Drew Lock is no longer the clear cut starter for the Broncos. President John Elway GM Joe Ellis signed QB Teddy Bridgewater in the offseason, as both him and Lock will battle for the starting job all season long. Bridgewater is expected to get the start in Week 1.
Whoever ends up at quarterback has good weapons around him, as Courtland Sutton and route running guru Jerry Jeudy make up the wide receiving core. Noah Fant is also one of the best young tight ends in the NFL at age 23, and already has two seasons under the belt. Running back Melvin Gordon has made the Pro Bowl twice, and Denver grabbed North Carolina standout JAvonte Williams in the second round of the draft to help out Gordon in the backfield.
Defensively, veteran cornerback A.J. Bouye was released in the offseason and has since been replaced by Kyle Fuller who was named First-team All-Pro in 2018 with the Bears. Denver also drafted highly rated corner Patrick Surtain II with the ninth overall pick.
Action 247 Sportsbook has the Broncos over/under for wins this season set at 8.5. Denver is +600 to win the NFC North, and are listed at +2900 to win Super Bowl 56.