The NFL’s new league year certainly hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts for the defending champs. Here’s some thoughts on what’s went down so far, including the perfect storm that’s hampering the Broncos, the decidedly QB-favored market and which team has emerged as the favorite to oppose the Orange & Blue in the 2016 regular-season opener.

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Born to early-1960's Broncos season-ticket holders, Ken Pomponio is a fourth-generation Coloradan and University of Northern Colorado graduate who has covered the Front Range and Denver sports scene for more than 25 years for various websites and newspapers.