Denver Broncos fans have been incredibly enthusiastic about what this season has in store. A new title, a new coaching staff, a new quarterback who was just prolonged, and some new faces on the roster, together with a strong core returning, provide Broncos Country several reasons for hopefulness about the 2022-23 season.
Everyone has been commending the Broncos to be “a quarterback away” for some years, and now with Russel Wilson they own a quarterback that has been one of the top in the league over the last decade. Other new players to look out for this year include Montrell Washington and Baron Browning.
Undoubtedly, the best-case scenario for the Denver Broncos as a team this season is to win it all, with NFL betting odds positioning them in the top third of the pack, pre-season.
Despite how insignificant the Denver Broncos have been in recent years, the defense under Vic Fangio can’t be knocked too severely. This team has been exceptional for the most part, particularly in the red zone, and they seem confident to have an outstanding season as a team in 2022-23.
However the Broncos started their campaign looking fairly average, losing three of their first five games and only getting wins against the Houston Texans and the San Francisco 49ers. They’ve finished bottom of the division the last two seasons, and haven’t made the playoffs since 2015-16 when they won the Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers.
Nevertheless, this year we’d expect the Broncos to find their rhythm and surpass the failures of recent years.
The Denver Broncos are a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) West division. Since the merger of AFL–NFL in 1970, the team has won 15 division championships and participated in 8 Super Bowls in 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2013, and 2015. The Walton-Penner group currently owns the team.
Denver Broncos football club began to play as a charter member of the AFL in 1960, and in 1970, the team joined the NFL as part of the merger. The Broncos have won eight AFC Championships and three Super Bowls (XXXII, XXXIII, and 50).
The Empower Field at Mile High is the home venue of the Broncos. Empower Field opened in 2001 to replace the Broncos’ original home, the old Mile High Stadium. The stadium is termed “Mile High” due to the city’s height of 5,280 feet (1,610 m).
In terms of rivalries, the Broncos have historically faced off against the Seattle Seahawks. Now that the Seahawks are in the NFC, the rivalry fires don’t burn as hot as they once did. Yet, the Seahawks fended off the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. The following season, the Seahawks and the Broncos met in Seattle; the match was a fierce battle, won by the Seahawks in the end.
Although the Los Angeles Chargers of the early 1980s didn’t meet with the Broncos in most high-stakes offenses, they have stayed in the AFC West, making them rivals even more than the Seahawks.
However, the battle with the Chargers became hotter when Peyton Manning quarterbacked the Broncos in the mid-2000s.
The Broncos have also contested with the City Chiefs for big prizes on various occasions. The battles between Joe Montana of the Chiefs and John Elway were uncommon but unique in the early-to-mid-1990s. The teams eventually met in the 1997 AFC Divisional Playoff Game, with the Broncos winning and claiming their first Super Bowl title.