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March looms large for Denver Broncos

Pieces will start to fall into place.

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After the stunning disappointment of 2021, the wheels of change have already crushed the Vic Fangio regime and ferried in a slew of new coaches, helmed by Nathaniel Hackett. As it presently sits, the Broncos are more or less still the disappointing 7-10 squad that shambled to 2021’s merciful end. A little more than a week from today, things could start to change, especially when it comes to the lack of a legitimate owner.

March begins with the Scouting Combine, everyone’s favorite field-day display of skills. Although, there are reports that a considerable number of participants will boycott the Combine to protest the NFL’s handling of Covid protocols. Regardless, the Combine remains an early reminder that rosters will soon turn over with the acquisition of new young talent.

On March 8, clubs must designate their franchise and transition tags by 2pm MT. Here is a good look at what players will most certainly not be departing in free agency. Via trade? That’s always a possibility.

March 14-16 is the, now no longer new, tampering period where teams can talk to would-be free agents. Woo will be pitched and deals will be struck. The Broncos should get an idea of where things are headed with certain players prior to the start of the new league year.

On March 16 at 2pm MT, the new NFL league year begins. Let the trading begin! Is Aaron Rodgers coming to Denver? This is more or less when Broncos Country will be able to definitively know what his plans are. Also, congrats, the Denver Broncos are undefeated in 2022!

Lastly, and most importantly, the NFL Annual League Meeting is supposed to take place in Palm Springs, Florida on March 27-30. There is tremendous potential for the Denver Broncos to emerge with new ownership. Who knows, maybe the NFL will add that 18th game to the schedule too.

March is going to be quite the month. To get clarity on the quarterback position and ownership within just a couple weeks of each other? That would be something. The landscape of Broncos Country is about to shift. Hold on tight.

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