For the past seven years, the Denver Broncos have searched for a stable quarterback. They've needed someone under center after Peyton Manning left town. However, they've had no luck, being stuck with the likes of Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, and Case Keenum.
In fact, you can go back to before Manning arrived in the Mile High City, with Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton being the main players. That's why they paid a steep price for Russell Wilson's services this offseason. The former Super Bowl winner hopes to bring the Broncos back to relevancy after years of relying solely on their defense. However, it won't be easy for Denver this season. Kansas City still has Patrick Mahomes, even after losing his favorite target, Tyreek Hill. Las Vegas added Davante Adams, giving Derek Carr a deep ball threat. Los Angeles (the Chargers) added Khalil Mack to go on the same defense as Joey Bosa. It's safe to say that the AFC West will be a bloodbath this year. Add in the AFC West going against the NFC West and you have a tougher schedule. That's why it's imperative for the Broncos to get off to a hot start. Three of their first five games are against non-playoff teams from last year. Compare that to the last five games, where all five are against playoff teams from last year. With a young budding offense featuring the likes of Courtland Sutton and Javonte Williams, getting off to a hot start will be important for these players. Of course, that also means getting the offensive line going. That was a major problem for Wilson in Seattle, and he'll want better protection this time around.
There are many things happening for the Broncos right now. From an impending sale to a new quarterback, Denver can't afford to screw up. Otherwise, fans in the Mile High City will become restless with the team.