In the midst of suffering through those final few minutes of the Denver Broncos 37-12 blowout loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, I saw a tweet fly in from Zach Bye that pretty much summed up what we’ve all have watched from this franchise over the last four years.
Broncos record after 9 games...— Zach Bye (@byesline) November 16, 2020
Consistent. Consistently bad.
The first nine games in each of the last four seasons have not been kind to the Broncos. Under Trevor Siemian in 2017, they had a faster start and then a complete collapse ending in a 5-11 season. Then in 2018 we saw Case Keenum arrive. His 3-6 start ended in a 6-10 disappointment. Onward to 2019 with three different starting quarterbacks, that 3-6 start rallied into a 7-9 hopeful finish.
Now here we are again. Consistently 3-6 year after year. Where will the Broncos end up over the last seven games? They surely won’t get to 8-8, not with the schedule they are faced with down the stretch. How many wins do you see on the calendar?
- Miami Dolphins 6-3
- New Orleans Saints 7-2
- at Kansas City Chiefs 8-1
- at Carolina Panthers 3-7
- Buffalo Bills 7-3
- at Los Angeles Chargers 2-7
- Las Vegas Raiders 6-3
Two maybe? Given how they have been playing, this team might drop one of those two winnable games like they did two weeks ago against the Atlanta Falcons.
If that happens, quarterback is once again at the top of the to-do list for John Elway and the Broncos front office heading into 2021.