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Broncos fans much more confident in direction of team after Sean Payton hiring

Fan confidence in the direction the Denver Broncos are heading has soared since the team hired Sean Payton.

Earlier this week, I decided to take a temperature check on Denver Broncos fans after they’ve had a week or two to digest the hiring of Sean Payton as the team’s next head coach. I expected some to reserve confidence after being burned so badly by last year’s hire, but I was wrong. By a count of 95%, fans overwhelmingly love the direction of the team and feel confident in the Payton hiring.

In our first post-Payton hiring poll, 67% of you also felt his hiring will turn the Broncos into a playoff contender. It would seem all signs are pointing towards Broncos Owner & CEO George Penner making the correct moves - at least for us fans - to get this franchise back on the right track towards success.

I’m still kind of in the “show me first” mood when it comes to getting hyped this season. I remain hopeful that this hiring and pairing with Russell Wilson will turn things around in year one, but I need to see this team perform in the regular season before I buy in fully. I have been fooled one too many times in the years since Super Bowl 50, but I somehow remain optimistic even now!

This data was gathered by SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Denver Broncos fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys.

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