The win streak continues. The Broncos knocked off the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football thanks to a stellar effort from the defense. The Broncos forced four turnovers on their way to a 24-22 win, extending their win streak to three games and improving their record to 4-5. The Bills fell to 5-5. Here’s how the Broncos graded out… Offense…
After suffering a devastating knee injury last season, Denver Broncos’ start running back Javonte Williams’ health was one of the top stories this offseason. Sean Payton has continued to deliver good news about the bruising back’s injury and expects him to be fully healthy at the beginning of training camp, beginning at the end of July. If Williams is healthy, does the combination of he and Samaje Perine give the Broncos’ one of the best running back rooms in the NFL? If Javonte isn’t as healthy as the team is leading on, does that make Denver have one of the worst running back rooms in the NFL? Where does Williams’ health stand entering training camp? Does the Broncos’ 2023 season rest on Javonte Williams’ health?
Will the Broncos’ playoff chances rest on the health of Javonte Williams?
That is the question.
This is the debate.
On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos had their second mandatory minicamp practice in the Sean Payton era. After practice Paton, Vance Joseph, Joe Lombardi and Ben Kotwica spoke to the media. The fellas break down what they learned from the Broncos’ coordinators as well as the biggest takeaways from the practice after watching Russell Wilson, Jerry Jeudy, Mike McGlinchey, Randy Gregory and Pat Surtain II.
On Thursday, the Denver Broncos made a big-time addition to their pass rush by signing former Kansas City Chiefs’ edge rusher Frank Clark. It appears the signing is in reaction to Baron Browning’s offseason surgery that could sideline him longer than initially expected. Will Clark be Vance Joseph’s starting linebacker alongside Randy Gregory? What are the expectations for Clark this year? Additionally, the Broncos are being connected to Dalvin Cook, who is expected to be officially released from the Minnesota Vikings on Friday. How Sean Payton utilize Cook? What would this mean for Javonte Williams and Samaje Perine?
Sean Payton and George Paton spoke at the NFL Owners Meetings on Monday. When talking about Javonte Williams’ status for Week 1, Paton was hesitant to say if the Denver Broncos’ starting running back will be ready to return from his injury. If Williams isn’t able to play, will Samaje Perine be able to handle the running back workload? Or will the Broncos have to re-sign Latavius Murray? Or potentially draft a running back. Would a later-round back, such as Deuce Vaughn, be a good addition? Or would a first-round investment in Bijan Robinson or Jahmyr Gibbs be needed? Could the Broncos trade either Jerry Jeudy or Courtland Sutton to get the draft capital to snag one of those running backs?
Sean Payton didn’t waste a second making big-time moves his first offseason with the Broncos.
Within the first 12 hours of free agency, the Broncos spent $150 million.
How did Denver do in the first wave of free agency?
Thanks to deep pockets from the Walton-Penner ownership group, the Denver Broncos, led by Sean Payton and George Paton, have been one of the most active teams in NFL free agency. After signing many big-time free agents, what grades would you give the team for landing Mike McGlinchey, Ben Powers, Zach Allen and Samaje Perine? What about for re-signing Alex Singleton?
NFL reports continue to come out that the Denver Broncos are open to trading Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. Will Sean Payton trade one of them? What would the right price be for George Paton to move one of them? Would it be a mistake to trade Sutton, Jeudy or Hamler? Is Sutton on the verge of being traded after his cryptic tweet? What could the Broncos get in return for any of the receivers? Also, the guys continue to break down the Broncos free agents moves, including signing Mike McGlinchey, Ben Powers, Jarrett Stidham, Alex Singleton, Chris Manhertz and Samaje Perine. What does Perine’s signing indicate about Javonte Williams’ health?