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Pat Surtain II in line for monster season

The second-year DB has been the best player at training camp. He has the potential to be a game-changing player.

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One topic of discussion has prevailed since the arrival of Russell Wilson.

Who is the Denver Broncos player who could benefit the most? Obviously, the focus is on the offensive players. The receivers, running backs, offensive linemen and tight ends.

Less of the attention is on the defense and how that unit could benefit from finally (hopefully) having an offense that consistently scores touchdowns.

The pass rush definitely could benefit from playing with a lead.

But so could the secondary, a group that many people feel could be one of the best in the NFL. Namely, a certain second-year cornerback could benefit the most from Wilson’s arrival.

Pat Surtain II is in line to have a monster season. And the fact he has a quarterback to lead the Broncos offense to touchdowns and yards will help him in a major way.

If Denver’s offense consistently gets a lead, it will force opposing teams to throw the ball. And since Surtain will likely shadow the opposing team’s best receiver, that means more opportunities to make game-changing plays.

Given what he did last year, especially against Ja’Marr Chase when he held him to one catch for three yards, Surtain is a player who will impact games.

If you’re looking for Broncos odds with great value, there’s one future bet to consider: Surtain to win Defensive Player of the Year. Currently, at DraftKings Sportsbook he’s at +10,000.

When you look at the division and the number of primetime games Denver plays this season, Surtain has the potential to make a name for himself. And force voters to pay attention. It’s undoubtedly a long shot, but the value is too great.

Aside from the betting aspect of it, Surtain is a great player. Now that he has an elite, franchise quarterback to lead an offense to play with a lead, he could be the player to most benefit from Wilson’s arrival.

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