As our division rival prepares for yet another Super Bowl appearance, the Denver Broncos find themselves swimming (drowning?) through all-too-familiar and treacherous waters. The life raft that was supposed to be Russell Wilson turned into a 242.6-million pound anvil that has single-handedly sunk this team since his arrival and, yet, still promises to be devastating years into the future.
With Wilson seemingly on his way out of Denver after being benched for the last games of the 2023 season, what the Broncos do in these coming weeks and months will signal what the plan is, or if there even is one. Broncos Country is well-versed in what a no-plan season looks like. When the Broncos PR spin machine tries to talk the fanbase into the next iteration of Trevor Siemien, Joe Flacco, or any of the other tier-four quarterbacks we’ve had the displeasure of watching for nearly the last decade, fans should be ready for yet another long season. The biggest no-plan move this offseason might be the signing of Gardner Minshew. Keep an eye out for that.
As Broncos fans, all we can ask is that the Broncos get better from year to year. Coach Sean Payton pushed the win total in 2023 to 8 which was no small feat. Denver is in need of some mastermind-level planning to turn this team around. It’s been a long time since anyone has had that kind of vision and it’s sorely missed. We are soon to see just what sandbox Sean Payton in playing in.
Denver Broncos won't have much room to add free agents - ESPN
After signing multiple free agents last offseason to $50 million-plus deals, the Broncos are much more cash-strapped heading into free agency.
Christian Parker leaving Broncos for role on Eagles defensive staff - NBC Sports
Christian Parker interviewed for a couple of defensive coordinator jobs in recent weeks without landing one, but he's still set to move on from the Broncos.
Patrick Mahomes declines to discuss father's arrest - NBC Sports
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said his father is "doing good" after his arrest Saturday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Kadarius Toney claims he "never attacked the Chiefs" in his recent profane rant - NBC Sports
Chiefs receiver Kadarius Toney might or might not play this week, but he is healthy.
One offseason move for each AFC team: Bengals must keep Tee Higgins; time for Texans to spend
Should the Bengals do whatever it takes to keep Tee Higgins? How can the Texans best supplement their young core? Kevin Patra zeroes in on one key offseason move for each AFC team that will be chasing the Chiefs in 2024.
Lance Zierlein 2024 NFL mock draft 1.0: Falcons, Patriots make trades to land QBs
In his first mock of the 2024 NFL Draft, Lance Zierlein projects the Falcons and Patriots will make trades to nab quarterbacks. Check out the complete first-round projection, 1-32.
49ers' Kyle Shanahan pushes back against 'game manager' narrative following QB Brock Purdy
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn't shy from speaking honestly about the game manager narrative that has followed QB Brock Purdy all the way toward Super Bowl LVIII.
Auditor: Brett Favre must finish repaying misspent welfare money - ESPN
Shad White, Mississippi's state auditor, filed court papers Monday renewing his call for Brett Favre to repay the state for welfare money the auditor says was improperly spent on projects backed by the retired NFL quarterback.
Sources: Giants plan to name Shane Bowen new DC - ESPN
The Giants plan to hire Shane Bowen as their defensive coordinator, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Survey: Americans expected to bet $23.1B on Super Bowl LVIII - ESPN
A survey by the American Gaming Association estimates that Americans could wager around $23.1 billion on Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Le'Veon Bell to attempt NFL comeback with the hope of getting one more chance with Steelers - CBSSports.com
Bell is hoping to add one last chapter to his NFL career
Super Bowl 2024: 49ers unhappy with soft practice field in Las Vegas, considering three options - CBSSports.com
The Niners' issue with the UNLV field isn't about safety
Commanders' Eric Bieniemy out in Washington after team hires Kliff Kingsbury as new offensive coordinator - CBSSports.com
Kingsbury was announced as the team's new OC, so Bieniemy is out of a job
Eagles to play in the first-ever Brazil game in Week 1 of 2024, marking the first NFL Friday game since 1970 - CBSSports.com
Philadelphia will serve as the home team in São Paulo