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Building a new offense doesn’t happen overnight

Nathaniel Hackett has quite a mountain to climb in order to get this Denver Broncos offense online in 2022

Denver Broncos Introduce Quarterback Russell Wilson Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Broncos Country is bubbling with excitement and hope for the Denver Broncos’ 2022 NFL season. We have a new, exciting coach, a shiny new QB, and the promise of an exciting new offense to look forward to.

This is certainly is a great time for excitement, but I would stress caution to my fellow fans out there that are whispering about “playoffs” and “Super Bowls.”

With a quarterback like Russel Wilson, things like that are definitely the goal. I just am not sure how soon this offense will get online.

It definitely helps to see that the players are taking the time and making the effort to get together and start building chemistry.

The task for Nathaniel Hackett is monumental, though. He’s been part of some really awesome offenses. He definitely has weapons and a QB who can utilize them, but it is going to take some time and a great deal of effort from the coaches and the players if they want to get this franchise to the first postseason since 2015.

One thing I’m somewhat worried about is the scheme change for the offensive line. The players the Broncos have acquired in the past few years have not been traditional outside zone players. They are going to need some really solid work on technique if that’s the core of what this running game is going to do.

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