The Duel

Broncos Odds to Make the Playoffs Are Disrespectful Following Thrilling Offseason

Zach Brunner
Broncos playoff odds has them on the outside looking in.
Broncos playoff odds has them on the outside looking in. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos have had an offseason seen as successful by many, bringing in talent and youth to the offensive side of the ball. But despite improving on paper, the Broncos odds to make the playoff are still not in their favor. Currently, Denver has +162 odds to make the postseason, with -205 odds to miss, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

While the Broncos have mostly been known for their defense over recent seasons, they made it no secret that they wanted to improve the offensive side of the ball for 2020. They signed veteran running back Melvin Gordon to be join Phillip Lindsay in the backfield, forming a talented one-two punch.

This exciting backfield duo joins a young passing attack with a lot of potential. Returning are second-year pros Drew Lock and Noah Fant, at quarterback and tight end, respectively. They also return last season's breakout wide receiver Courtland Sutton, who is hoping to make the third-year jump.

In the draft, Denver used their first two draft picks to add wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler to round out a talented receiving corps.

Assuming Vic Fangio can field a respectable defense, as this is his expertise, the Broncos look to be a sneaky, dangerous team, whose success ultimately hinges on the success of Lock at quarterback. After finishing 7-9 last season, a postseason birth is certainly within the realm of possibility, especially with the NFL adding another wild card spot to each conference.

Playing in a tough AFC West that features the reigning Super Bowl champions, in the Kansas City Chiefs, along with improved Raiders and Chargers teams, should make for a fun season to watch in this division.

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