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The Broncos have been a mess for too long, but it has been far worse

This offseason as we hold onto the hope that our team improves, let’s remember that it has been far worse.

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Let’s be honest: our team has been a pretty rough watch for the longest stretch of time that most of us have ever witnessed as Broncos fans.

But while I’m poking around to see what news there is to share for today about our team and the rest of the NFL, I came across footballoutsiders.com’s series on anti-dynasties. Our team makes the list at #8 all-time (please understand, this is a bad thing). The first 12 years of our franchise were packed full of some pretty bad football.

For a fan base that just wants to have a winning season again, it helps to look back sometimes and remember that we’re far better off today than in years past. Also, big props to all the original fans that were attending the games back then. The team is blessed to have such an amazing fanbase!

Broncos News:

Will these teams make playoffs in 2021 season? | 'NFL Total Access'
The 'NFL Total Access' crew discusses which teams will make the playoffs in the 2021 NFL season.

Anti-Dynasty Rankings 1-10: Cleveland Browns Don't Rock | Football Outsiders
Our Anti-Dynasty rankings conclude with arson, paper bags, high schoolers in disguise, and the worst football teams of all time.

Other NFL News:

Which franchise could win first Super Bowl in 2021 NFL season? Bills, Browns Titans top list
The NBA's conference finals are chock-full of new blood. This got Adam Schein thinking about the 12 NFL teams that have never won a Super Bowl. Who has the best chance to hoist that first Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2021 season? Check out the rankin

State of the 2021 Arizona Cardinals: Kyler Murray and Co. must learn to close
Kyler Murray and the Cardinals started hot -- then fizzled down the stretch in 2020. Can they finish strong in 2021? Adam Rank explores the state of the Cardinals.

Rams' Matthew Stafford taking it slow, but making progress with new team - Los Angeles Rams Blog- ESPN
The 13-year veteran is trying to get "all the above-the-neck stuff going" with new coach Sean McVay.

San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle explains why Jacksonville Jaguars' Tim Tebow wasn't invited to TE University
George Kittle, one of the organizers of this week's Tight End University, said on ESPN's First Take that Tim Tebow wasn't invited to the event because of a higher-than-expected response and there wasn't enough room.

Eli Manning rejoins New York Giants in business operations, fan engagement role
Former Giants quarterback Eli Manning is rejoining the organization to work in a business operations and fan engagement role.