Bucky Brooks from NFL.com listed the Denver Broncos as the NFL's fourth most talented team in 2016. Finally some praise from somewhere out there in the national media!
Top 10 most talented teams
- Seattle Seahawks
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Carolina Panthers
- Denver Broncos
- Minnesota Vikings
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Arizona Cardinals
- New York Giants
- Dallas Cowboys
Let's ignore the fact that six of the teams are from the NFC, which is the weaker conference if you ask me. Not putting the New England Patriots on the list is both hilarious and stupid. As much as I love hating on them, they are still one of the best teams in the NFL.
As for the Broncos, Brooks had some good things to say about the defending Super Bowl champions.
4) Denver Broncos
Blue chips: Demaryius Thomas, WR; Emmanuel Sanders, WR; Derek Wolfe, DE; Von Miller, LB; Brandon Marshall, LB; Aqib Talib, CB; Chris Harris Jr., CB; T.J. Ward, S.
Risers: C.J. Anderson, RB; Shane Ray, DE; Bradley Roby, CB.
The defending Super Bowl champs are bucking the trend of overpaying inexperienced/unproven quarterbacks. John Elway possesses a balanced roster that features impact players on both sides of the ball. The defense, in particular, is loaded with disruptive playmakers with a knack for delivering game-changing plays at key moments. Miller sets the table with his explosive pass-rush skills, but the team's suffocating secondary makes life difficult for opponents attempting to attack the perimeter through the air. The unexpected departure of Brock Osweiler left the Broncos without a solid answer at quarterback, but the presence of Thomas and Sanders should help a young passer (Paxton Lynch) or a bridge quarterback (Mark Sanchez) enjoy enough productive Sundays to keep the Broncos in the title hunt.
Even without knowing which quarterback has the job, Brooks thinks the Broncos will be just fine in 2016. A fact most of us Broncos fans already knew.