3 Bold Predictions for the Broncos Offseason

Three bold predictions for the Denver Broncos offseason.
Three bold predictions for the Denver Broncos offseason. / Dustin Bradford/GettyImages

The Denver Broncos' playoff drought was extended to six seasons during the 2021 NFL campaign. Things were looking up at one point, but a 1-5 stretch to close out the season squashed any playoff dreams.

The Broncos now turn to the offseason to figure out a bounce-back plan. The good news is that Denver has nine 2022 NFL Draft picks (including Pick No. 9) and just over $39 million to spend in free agency to try and build a championship-worthy team.

In the meantime, here's a look at three bold predictions for the Broncos' offseason.

Broncos Bold Predictions

1. Broncos Trade for Aaron Rodgers

The Broncos have been linked to a possible Aaron Rodgers trade ever since the 2021 NFL Draft. While nothing materialized the last offseason, the rumors have started up again this month. Denver has enough young players and draft capital to give the Green Bay Packers the best possible offer they could get. On the other hand, acquiring Rodgers instantly turns the Broncos into a Super Bowl contender. Denver already has a world-class defense and having Rodgers manning the offense would make the Broncos one of the most well-rounded teams in the league.

2. Von Miller Returns via Free Agency

Long-time Broncos linebacker and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 2021 to pursue a championship. It obviously paid off, but Miller is now set to become a free agent this offseason. He can still produce at the current stage of his career, so he'll likely see a fair share of suitors. Nevertheless, a return to the Broncos might be too tempting to turn down. For starters, Miller has made it clear that the city of Denver has a special place in his heart and that playing for the Rams was another job. He would also be joining a Broncos defense that ranked second in scoring last season, so the pressure wouldn't be on him to be "the guy." There's no telling how long Miller will continue playing, so spending the rest of his best years with the Broncos sounds like the smart choice.

3. Broncos Let Gordon Walk, Roll with Williams as No. 1 RB

The Broncos rolled with a two-headed monster in the backfield last season as both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams finished with over 1,100 yards from scrimmage apiece. However, Gordon is now a free agent and while Denver could bring him back with the available cap space, the smarter idea is to roll with Williams as the clear-cut starter. He's younger, more explosive and has a higher upside than Gordon at this point in their respective careers. For the sake of Williams' development, the Broncos should still sign a veteran to back him up, but the majority of the work should go to the sophomore rusher. Considering how he averaged 5.13 yards per carry in games when he was handed the ball at least 15 times during his rookie year, it's clear that Williams is ready to be the Broncos' solo starting running back right now.

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