A new era is dawning for the Denver Broncos.
The Walton-Penner family has finalized the purchase of the franchise for $4.5 billion after a legal battle between the Pat Bowlen Trust and the camp of former owner Edgar Kaiser.
Likewise, they are poised to compete in the hotly-contested American Football Conference after trading for Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson.
The Broncos gave up five draft picks and three players to acquire the play-caller that can help them get over the hump.
Their offense should also be fun to watch thanks to the creativity of head coach Nathaniel Hackett, who was the former offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.
Wilson will help elevate the Broncos offense that has underperformed for years.
They had the talent to compete but their previous quarterbacks couldn’t maximize their capabilities.
Williams had 903 yards and four touchdowns last season, while Gordon finished with 918 yards and eight touchdowns.
The Broncos could also pick defenses apart with their receiving corps featuring Courtland Sutton, who had 776 yards and two touchdowns in 2021.
Meanwhile, Tim Patrick contributed 734 yards and five touchdowns.
However, Jerry Jeudy has some catching up to do and Wilson can help him succeed.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) June 22, 2022
Jeudy Raring To Bounce Back
He played in only 10 games last season because of the high ankle sprain he suffered in Week 1 against the New York Giants.
In effect, he finished the season with 467 yards and zero touchdowns.
That’s a far cry from his 856 yards and three scores in his rookie season.
But with a proven quarterback like Wilson, Jeudy should be ready to catch a lot of deep throws.