The Denver Broncos finished the 2022 season with a 5-12 record, a significant drop-off from what was expected of them.
After investing significant resources in Russell Wilson, many were disappointed in the Broncos’ output.
However, they have made several organizational changes during the offseason, anticipating a better outcome from the 2023 campaign.
One of those changes was their head coach, as Sean Payton is now the leader of this team.
This move was perceived well by many across the league, including the team’s former GM, John Elway.
“I don’t think there could have been a better fit,” Payton said via ABC 7 Denver and the NFL’s website.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) July 14, 2023
It appears that Elway is excited that Payton is the newest head coach, believing that he’ll have success with the Broncos.
However, Elway also made a few cautionary statements, which tempered his expectations.
“It’s going to take some time with a new system, new coaches, even though the spring was very good,” Elway said.
The 2023 season is going to be a massive test for the Broncos.
There are incredibly high expectations for Wilson, who the Broncos had a lot of faith in heading into the 2022 campaign.
Whether they succeed this year is largely contingent on their play against the AFC West, one of the most daunting divisions in the league.
They’ll have to face off against the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers, who both made the playoffs last year.
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