Broncos 2021 Season Preview
Looking for 2021 Denver Broncos Predictions? Denver is a tough team to figure this season. They should have a good defense but is that enough for them to make a move in the AFC West? They need to figure out who is going to play quarterback between Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater. Lock has a higher ceiling but makes too many mistakes. Whichever way they go a functional offense could have the Broncos in playoff contention in the AFC.
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2021/22 NFL Team Predictions – Denver Broncos
- Broncos 2021 Win Total NFL Odds: 8.5 (Over -115/Under -105)
- Denver Broncos AFC West Odds: +700
- Denver Broncos AFC Championship Odds: +2500
- Denver Broncos 2022 Super Bowl Odds: +5000
- QB Teddy Bridgewater
- CB Ronald Darby
- CB Kyle Fuller
- OT Bobby Massie
Bridgewater might win the job and if he doesn’t he is probably the best backup QB in the league. You can win with him but generally not because of him.
Denver has always valued cornerback play and Darby and Fuller are two quality veterans at the position. Both might be eclipsed by rookie Parick Surtain II before too long.
Massie looks to be the starter at right tackle. He is not a difference-maker.
- RB Philip Lindsay
- CB AJ Bouye
Lindsay was a fan favorite and the second-leading rusher a year ago but should be easily replaced by second-round draft pick Javonte Williams from North Carolina.
Bouye is an experienced corner but they want to turn over the position through the draft and free agency.
2021 Denver Broncos Predictions: Offseason Analysis
With the return to health of Von Miller and upgrades to the secondary Denver has a chance to be a really strong defensive team this season. it is tough to win with defense in the modern NFL though.
They brought in Teddy Bridgwater to solidify things at the quarterback position but I am not sure that really works. He has proven to be a great backup but his limitations get exposed as a full time starter.
Drew Lock has the physical tools to be a good starter but needs to cut down on his mistakes and turnovers. If they want to maximize him I am not sure bringing in Bridgewater was the way to do so.
Vic Fangio is on the hot seat this season and the team needs some wins. The first to seasons have not shown much in the way of progress even it is easy to connect the dots as to why. More than half of their losses were by one score so they were not that far off a year ago even if that 5-11 does not look very good.
I like the defense a lot but they are starting the season with a lot to prove. Don’ forget, Miller is on the wrong side of 30 and did not play a down last season.
Denver is definitely one of those teams that has to get off to a strong start or things might get ugly.
2021 Denver Broncos Win Total Prediction:
Denver starts the season with back-to-back road games, but they are winnable at the Giants and the Jags. Then they are home to the Jets. If this team is where they want to be a 3-0 start is very realistic.
After that, the schedule definitely stiffens but I see three home games that look close to gimmes as they host Philadelphia, Detroit, and Cincinnati. They also get Kansas City at home the last week of the season in a game that might not mean anything for the Chiefs.
I originally thought the 8.5 wins was way too much for a team with a lot of question marks but I can see the path to this being an over .500 team. Especially if you like them more than the Chargers and Raiders. Last year they were 1-3 against those teams with a win by a point and two losses by three or less. If they have closed that gap or are a little luckier the over looks really good.
I think those teams are all about even. Maybe the Broncos are better than the Raiders this season but compared to L.A., they just seem to have different strengths.
The key to the season is going to be using those early games to get the QB comfortable. If the defense can let them do that then Denver could be a sneaky playoff team.
They are not going to rise up and knock off the Chiefs or Bills in the playoffs but they could be playing that first weekend.
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