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Pat Shurmur’s the Broncos new sheriff in town for Denver’s offense. Along with a new offensive system and playbook, the former Giants head coach could be bringing a few of his former players with him out west from the Big Apple.

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Much like the last four years, the Broncos' 2019 season ended over a month before the Super Bowl. But while that, and a 7-9 record, seems devastating on the surface, there were plenty of subplots that give the organization momentum going into the offseason.

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On Mar. 18 at 2:00 p.m. MST, Justin Simmons will become a free agent and will be allowed to sign with any team in the league. But that won't happen. Here's how much it'll cost to keep him in Denver.

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It's all about getting some emotional distance.

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John Elway, accompanied by Vic Fangio, strutted into the team auditorium late Monday morning to address the media with an unfamiliar trait—an unwavering smile. Both came prepared with plenty of news, too.

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Drew Lock aspires to be great. So he’s reaching out to two of the best that have ever played the most important position in all of sports.

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John Elway and Vic Fangio like Drew, too. They just haven’t locked themselves in as him being their starting quarterback in 2020 just yet. But Drew has. He’s locked himself in. And he’s acting like it.

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Vic Fangio’s looking for Drew Lock to be the future. All Drew has to do is be himself on Sunday to try to Lock that up for the offseason.

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There’s hope. There’s hope for the Broncos' future. There’s hope that the next golden days for the Broncos are soon. But Von Miller stands by what the cold, hard reality is of the Denver Broncos.

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John Elway’s made it clear he believes Justin Simmons will be part of the Broncos' future. Simmons has made it clear he wants to be apart of it too, but it has to be a fair deal for the Broncos and Justin.

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The book on Lock is only on chapter—or even page—two. But the differences from the prolog—i.e. Drew’s college days—and where he is now are drastic. And that’s why Drew Lock’s hot start shouldn't be considered fluky anymore.

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With three games left, and less than a one percent chance of making the playoffs, most of the attention in Broncos Country has turned to looking at the future. And so far, Drew’s given plenty of hope for that outlook. But Vic Fangio's not entirely sold jsut yet.

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Kareem Jackson’s 11 total tackles, three defended passes, one interception, one tackle for a loss and one touchdown earned him one of two game balls after the game from Fangio. But there was one play hidden among that eye-popping stats that not only set the tone for this game, but brought an entirely new mentality to the Denver Broncos.

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What did John Elway think of Lock's debut?

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While the coaching staff and executives aren’t quite sure if Drew Lock’s ready to take the reins of the football team, the locker room has a very different perspective on the rookie.

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After passing on opportunities to trade the future Hall of Famer throughout the down years, it appears John Elway’s going to give Von Miller every opportunity to be on this team whenever they bounce back. Von Miller’s leadership will play a big role in the equation. And it's been on display, even if Von doesn't want to admit it.

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In the 72 hours since a damming report surfaced about Vic Fangio, multiple players have come to their head coach’s defense, unequivocally calling the report untrue.

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Pressure rate shows the effect of Mike Munchak on the Broncos' offensive line.

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