2020 Broncos Offseason Road Map

2019 was ultimately another season of failure–once again, no playoffs, no winning record. While there is reason to hope that this skid could end in 2020, it’s clear that it must end soon. This type of consistent losing is very unusual in Denver, and does not meet the high expectations that the Broncos espouse, something that John Elway should know very well.

Here are my recommendations on how to improve the Broncos for 2020, with my annual offseason road map.

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The Denver Broncos 2010s All-Decade Team

As we close out a decade of Broncos football, I thought it would be enjoyable to consider how one would construct a roster of Broncos players from the best that the franchise offered from 2010 to 2019. The following list is my opinion–and mine only–on how I would construct a 53 player from the decade in question.

Most of these choices will be obvious. Only a few will not be, and I am willing to have my opinion changed with a good argument, or if I just completely forgot about someone–just give a heads up in the comments.

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Examining A Possible Contract Extension For Connor McGovern

Last offseason, I advocated a “wait and see” approach for any multiyear extension for Connor McGovern. Well, the Broncos have indeed waited, and what we’ve seen is someone who is playing every single snap at a high level. There are now calls (such as this emphatic one from Matt McChesney) for him to indeed get that multiyear extension. Let’s take a look at what McGovern could expect for his second contract in the NFL.

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Is The Broncos’ Streak Of Pro Bowl Representation In Jeopardy?

The Broncos have, far and away, the longest streak of seasons in which at least one of their players was originally named to the Pro Bowl. That streak stands at 38 seasons; you have to go all the way back to 1980 to find the last time the Broncos were shut out of the Pro Bowl–and the only reason it did is because Randy Gradishar somehow missed a nod despite being named in both the three seasons prior, and the three seasons after. The Broncos had some close calls in these 38 seasons: only a punter named in 1988, and only the bizarrely great season Brandon Lloyd saving their butts in the disastrous 2010 campaign.

Only three other teams (Cowboys: 1989, Dolphins: 1997, Steelers: 1999) have a streak that goes back into the 20th century, and half of the league has been shut out at least once in the past five seasons.

But amid a 4-8 season in which the Broncos have a lower recognizable talent that’s been healthy, there could be worry that one of the franchise’s most impressive streaks could come at an end in 2019. A sign of this came when not one Bronco led the fan voting at any AFC position as of late November.

Let’s look at the players that could help the Broncos keep this streak going.

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