The Denver Broncos were among the best teams in the NFL last season. Led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, the Broncos offense shined as bright as we have ever seen in the NFL, with Manning breaking nearly every single season passing record imaginable.
Ultimately the Broncos were the AFC Champions, but were dominated in the Super Bowl by the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 43-8.
This offseason the Broncos lost some key faces from their Super Bowl run including Eric Decker, Knowshon Moreno, Champ Bailey, and Shaun Phillips among others.
Regardless of their losses, head coach John Fox is very optimistic going into Week 1 of the regular season, as he believes this is his best Broncos team yet.
“I think going into our fourth year, I mentioned that when we started our off-season going into our OTA’s and even into camp that it was probably our best roster to date,” John Fox told the Denver Post after yesterday’s preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys. “I still feel that. Obviously, there are some very hard decisions we have to make over the next 48 hours. That’s never the fun part of this job, but we will do our very best to take the best 53.”
Fox modestly left himself out of the equation when talking discussing how the team built their depth over the last several years.
“John Elway and his staff have done a tremendous job building that depth,” Fox continued. “Now it’s just a matter of starting the regular season and staying healthy throughout. You have got to be fortunate in that area. I think that has proven to be true through most NFL seasons.”
The Denver Broncos open up their regular season against the Indianapolis Colts on September 7th on Sunday Night Football.