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Broncos Odds to Make Playoffs Are Disrespectful

Devon Platana
The Denver Broncos odds to make the playoffs on FanDuel Sportsbook are disrespectful.
The Denver Broncos odds to make the playoffs on FanDuel Sportsbook are disrespectful. / Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

One team who had a disappointing 2020 NFL season happened to be the Denver Broncos. They missed the playoffs for the fifth year in a row, however, they'll look to bounce back in 2021 after retooling the roster over the offseason.

Unfortunately, the Broncos have their doubters when it comes to a postseason return. FanDuel Sportsbook is favoring them at -190 odds to miss the playoffs. Considering the fact that the Broncos have top-10 odds to win the Super Bowl this season, FanDuel Sportsbook's playoff prediction is ultimately disrespectful.

Broncos Odds to Make Playoffs 2021

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Broncos have +2400 odds to win the Super Bowl next season. However, a big part of these odds is based on the assumption that Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will be joining the team. Still, it doesn't make sense to claim that the Broncos have top-10 odds of being a championship team only to say that they won't make the playoffs at the same time.

Yes, the Broncos finished the 2020 NFL season at 5-11-0, but they're not as bad as their record implies. They have a tremendous, young pass-catching trio in the form of Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant. Melvin Gordon also proved last season that he's still a reliable starting running back after recording 1,144 total yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns.

The one major aspect that held the Broncos back in 2020 was quarterback Drew Lock. He failed to prove that he can be Denver's top guy, which is why they went out and acquired Teddy Bridgewater from the Carolina Panthers this offseason. If the team chooses to start Bridgewater over Lock or even acquires Rodgers somehow, they'll already be a better team in 2021.

Despite the disrespect that they've been getting, Denver may have too many talented pieces to not make the playoffs again. Depending on how the rest of the offseason goes, the Broncos might end up forcing their haters to eat their words sooner than later.

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