"It wasn't that I didn't want to stay in Denver," Barrett said. "I feel like my last two years there, I felt as though that there was a zero percent chance to start."
The injury bug struck the Broncos and hasn't left.
After losing Von Miller for a majority of the year, if not the entire year, just before the start of the season, Denver lost A.J. Bouye and Phillip Lindsay for multiple weeks during Week 1's game against the Tennessee Titans.
But losing three Pro Bowl players just wasn't enough. On Sunday, Denver lost Pro Bowl receiver Courtland Sutton and Drew Lock as well as many players on the defensive side of the ball.
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Without Von Miller, it wouldn’t be fair to expect Denver's defense to be the best in the league, as they very well could have been with Von.
But with a defensive mastermind leading a unit that's been upgraded from last year, there's no reason why the expectations shouldn't be higher than what they were last year.
By decision, circumstance and the simple passage of time, the Broncos will take the field Monday night with just one player left from Super Bowl 50: kicker Brandon McManus. That serves as a reminder that this is a new team, untethered to the past.
As Justin Simmons stated on Wednesday, there is just simply no replacing the type of player Von Miller is.
But the Broncos don't have a choice. They have to find a way to replace the irreplaceable. Here's how they'll do it.
The guys discuss how Von Miller's injury impacts the Broncos, breakdown how Denver can fill Von's void, answer listener questions and much more.
As the regular season dawned, the Broncos were counting on a powerful defense to carry the team and sustain their hopes while a young, evolving offense found its footing. Losing Von Miller could deal a body blow to those hopes.
The guys discuss Von Miller's serious ankle injury, what it means for Von and the team and much more.
With no advanced notice, Vic Fangio made Essang Bassey the Broncos' starting nickel cornerback during practice on Wednesday.
The undrafted rookie impressed.
As Vic Fangio put it after practice, defensive coaches and players loved the way the scrimmage went. On the flip side, offensive players and coaches did not.
For a brief moment on Friday, it appeared a major change was happening on the Broncos' offensive line.
But not so fast. Elijah Wilkinson's still the starting right tacke and it's his to lose.
With an off day in sight, the Broncos brought the heat on Tuesday. But one side of the ball won the day.
Vic Fangio began Friday's practice by bringing his team together in a huddle. After a minute of Fangio addressing his team, players started to hoot and holler and get hyped for whatever message the coach was delivering.
The defense took that shot of energy and ran with it to start practice. The offense, however, didn't pick up on it one bit as they came out flat, sluggish and out of tune. The energy started to hit the offense as the practice went on.
The Broncos' first padded practice of camp, on Monday, was "just OK," according to Vic Fangio.
It was clear on Tuesday, the defense got Fangio's message loud and clear. That wasn't good news for the Broncos' offense.
Vic Fangio didn't play "Under Pressure" by Queen on the loudspeakers during warmups on Sunday. But it would have been a fitting theme song for Sunday’s practice as the pass rush brought the heat.
The guys discuss how Von Miller has attacked this year differently, answer listener questions and much more.