Despite the toxicity that surely pervades some corners of Broncos Country right now, the Broncos’ season is not over. Far from it. But Sunday's loss dropped some truth bombs.
Youth, inexperience and talent will highlight the Broncos' interior offensive line on Sunday if Dalton Risner and Graham Glasgow can't play.
As each day goes on, that looks like more of a possibility.
By Tuesday afternoon, George Paton and Vic Fangio must narrow down the Broncos' roster from 80 players to the final 53.
Here's who is projected to make the final roster.
Two touchdowns on Saturday confirmed for game-day onlookers what has been evident in practice: Trinity Benson is becoming a legitimate force.
The Broncos practiced like it was September ... At QB, Fangio said he considers the work from last week "in totality," and not just focused on Saturday's game reps against Minnesota reserves ... and Baron Browning makes his training-camp debut.
Realistically, it's fair to expect Quinn Meinerz to be ready to take a starting job in 2022.
But it's not out of the realm of possibility he steals a starting job at some point his rookie season.
Garett Bolles, Graham Glasgow and Ja'Wuan James are all among the highest-paid players in the NFL at their respective positions, while Dalton Risner and Lloyd Cushenberry were both Day 2 picks.
But that doesn't mean George Paton will stay put with Denver's offensive line as it's currently constructed, especially with major questions at right tackle.
The Broncos' pass rush is going to be a problem for opponents. Sunday morning, it was a problem for Denver's offense.
On talent alone, the Broncos landed one of the best interior offensive lineman in the entire draft. In the sixth round.
On paper, he did just that by signing a Pro-Bowl running back, drafting an All-American receiver and selecting one of the fastest wideouts in the draft. With all of the new additions, including key pickups on the offensive line, the Broncos will have many new faces in the starting lineup.