The Denver Broncos received high marks from many experts regarding their 2020 draft class. The 2020 season might be exciting, but with the youth on offense, 2020 just might be about getting people excited about 2021.
When James Palmer of the NFL Network joined Ryan and Ben on Broncos Country Tonight, he talked about the draft being a jumping off point to excitement around the offense. Having just interviewed Drew Lock for the NFL Network, Palmer discussed the excitement Lock has, and how important this 2020 season will be for the success of the Broncos moving forward.
Want to know how excited Drew Lock was to get started with these draft picks? Lock told me he asked the legality of him being on the rookie ZOOM meetings so he could start working with them. “I found out it was pretty illegal to do that … So for now it’s texts and phone calls"— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 6, 2020
Palmer referenced the age of the offense. It’s definitely a youth movement with the average age being 24 years old. That sets the Broncos up for long term success. It also gives the young group of players a chance to grow together. While that may not translate into a ton of wins in 2020, it could mean battling for the AFC West championship every year starting in 2021.
Now, instead of isolating Courtland Sutton, teams will have several weapons to account for. Vic Fangio told Palmer that he evaluated all the offensive weapons in the draft as a defensive coordinator. They went after weapons that he knew teams would have to adjust their defensive schemes around.
The Denver Broncos will be exciting in 2020. The offense will push the ball. With Sutton, Noah Fant, and Phillip Lindsay you had the makings of a fun offense. Now add Lock’s new weapons in Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler, and Albert Okwuegbunam, plus the more explosive scheme of Pat Shurmur, and the points are going to come.
That excitement in 2020 on offense should translate to wins starting in 2021. Expect the Broncos to compete with the Chiefs for the top spot in AFC West soon after.