With the summer solstice behind us, the days between now and the eventual start of training camp will start to get mercifully shorter. As hard as it may be to believe, the first NFL training camps will get under way exactly one month from Monday. While the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers convene on July 21 to get a jump on the Hall of Fame game, the Broncos open camp on just six days later on July 27th.
It’s getting to be time that questions surrounding the Broncos will start to be answered. As everyone is aware, there are a couple top quarterbacks that still have a possibility of landing in Denver. Who if any will be the chosen one? Will Von Miller return to form? Just how good will the 2021 draft class be?
The heat surrounding Deshaun Watson’s legal situation has been steady, if not somewhat diminished since its peak following the conclusion of the 2021 season. Will Watson be able to navigate these litigious waters so he can fulfill his whispered desire to play in Denver?
Aaron Rodgers is still locked in a pull-of-the-powers in Green Bay. With both sides intractably dug-in, it may be entirely possible that this battle-of-wills could persist right up until the start of camp. Eventually, the Packers are going to have to come to terms with the fact their quarterback, who hasn’t shown up for any offseason work this year, may not ever show up.
Will Von Miller be the beast we all know he can be? In 2020, all signs were pointing to a dominant season from this future-hall-of-famer, but with just a little over 24-hours to go before the start of the season, Miller injured a tendon in his foot-ending his season. According to all reports out of OTAs and mini-camps so far, Broncos fans will be in for a treat as Miller looks to have returned to past form... but can he avoid another freak season-ending injury?
Who among Denver’s ten 2021 draft picks will make the kind of impact needed to help wash the stink of the 2020 season off of Broncos fans? With the additions of Patrick Surtain II, Caden Sterns, Jamar Johnson, and Kary Vincent, the secondary features an immediate upgrades and the depth needed to survive the longest football season ever. Will Javonte Williams fill the shoes of departed running back Phillip Lindsay? Is Quinn Meinerz belly as amazing in person as it appears in pictures?
Time is running short to hypothesize the answers to these questions. The window for guessing and hoping things will happen will soon be replaced with the hard facts of just how each will resolve itself. With Broncos training camp a little more than a month away, Broncos Country will find out soon enough.
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