The Denver Broncos are in a very interesting position heading into their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sitting at 1-0 for the first time since 2018, the Broncos will take on an 0-1 Jags team that has been surrounded by controversy.
And it is absolutely the strangest controversy imaginable. After just one game, Urban Meyer is rumored to be looking for the exit. The Jaguars new head coach, who slid into a job with the belle of the draft ball in Trevor Lawrence, might not want to stick around to see what the number one pick can become.
As I told Ian St. Clair on the MHR Radio Podcast, I just don’t get it. As many of you know, I spent a lot of time on the show after Lawrence burst on the scene in his freshman year hoping he would somehow land in Denver. I can’t imagine walking away from the possibility to see how he develops.
Beyond all that, the Broncos have a chance to go 2-0 for the first time in a long time. They also seem to be poised to give Meyer a lot to think about regarding his own future.
With Von Miller back in the lineup, Vic Fangio’s defense was a lot of fun to watch against the Giants. That should continue against the rookie QB. Lawrence and the Jaguars were no match for a Texans team that has been living through their own turmoil.
It also feels like a safe bet that the offense will continue to play well. Teddy Bridgewater led the offense on some great drives against the Giants. The offense was able to move the ball, converted key 4th downs, and put the ball in the end zone.
For the last several seasons the questions about the offense have been legitimate. The defense has done its job for the most part. Now it seems like the offense has the potential to join the party. There will be opportunities to score against the Jaguars defense.
The Broncos should come away 2-0. They might also be able to knock Urban Meyer all the way out of the NFL. That would be an interesting start to the season.