The Denver Broncos have so much optimism leading into the 2022 NFL season.
They finally get the quarterback that can elevate their offense in Russell Wilson while their offensive juggernaut remains intact.
Putting all these pieces together could bring the Broncos to the playoffs for the first time since 2015.
But aside from upgrading their roster, they’ve also made a significant change to their think tank, as pointed out by Broncos beat reporter for DNVR Sports, Zac Stevens.
The Broncos begin their offseason condition program today.
For the first time, Nathaniel Hackett will address the new Broncos… led by Russell Wilson.
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) April 11, 2022
Stevens tweeted, “The Broncos begin their offseason condition program today. For the first time, Nathaniel Hackett will address the new Broncos… led by Russell Wilson.”
The former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator was brought in by the Broncos to replace Vic Fangio.
In some ways, the franchise hoped that Hackett’s hiring was enough to lure reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers to play in Denver.
As it turned out, Rodgers stayed in Green Bay, and the Broncos pulled off a massive trade for Wilson.
Hackett’s enthusiasm will positively impact his players, especially those who have been there during the Fangio era.
The Work Begins For The Broncos
The Broncos have the firepower to go deep into the playoffs on paper.
However, games are won and lost on the field, and crazier things have happened to talented NFL teams in the past.
Therefore, Hackett will ensure that his players take offseason workouts seriously, mainly because he will implement a new system.
Wilson will lead by example in learning the new playbook, and his teammates will follow his example.
After all, their road to a postseason return isn’t easy because they have the Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, and Kansas City Chiefs in their division.