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Broncos are Being Disrespected by Odds to Win the Super Bowl Following NFL Draft

Zach Brunner
The Broncos are being disrespected by their Super Bowl odds.
The Broncos are being disrespected by their Super Bowl odds. / Justin Edmonds/Getty Images
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The Denver Broncos finished the 2019 season with a 7-9 record under a first-year head coach Vic Fangio and while developing rookie quarterback Drew Lock. This offseason, they did a complete offensive overhaul, investing in playmakers to surround the second-year quarterback. Despite this, Denver is still being disrespected in odds to win the Super Bowl, currently at +6000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Broncos started the offseason looking like a team wanting to run the ball more often than not. They signed former Chargers running back Melvin Gordon to complement Phillip Lindsay in the backfield. They also signed offensive lineman Graham Glasgow and blocking tight end Nick Vannett.

However, the Broncos proved in the draft that they will be a balanced offense, drafting a couple of terrific playmakers. Denver spent their first two picks on wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler to pair with Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant, creating one of the best young receiving corps in the league.

This new-look offense gets the headlines, but defensive-minded Vic Fangio is also likely to have his defense ready to play. This unit ranked 13th in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric in 2019. Getting production from both units will make the Broncos one of the scariest sleeper teams in the league, with legitimate talent that is capable of competing for an AFC West championship against reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

The Broncos are tied with the Raiders for worst odds to win the Super Bowl in their division, with the Chiefs (+650) being the overall favorites and the Chargers being middle of the road overall (+3200).


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