Happy Tuesday, friends. I decided to write some season preview content over the next few days, since I spent most of the month of August buried with fiscal year-end work, and since I’ll spend half of September traveling. When the time to write presents itself, I’ll write.
Today, I want to write about the Broncos. This article will cover offense, and another one discussing the defense will follow tomorrow. I’ll also get into projecting the rest of the AFC and the NFC.
That’ll take us right to kickoff of the Packers-Seahawks season opener, and from there, we’ll see what we’ll see.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! We're just two days from the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season, when Seattle hosts Green Bay on Thursday night.
With that in mind, Denver addressed some formalities on Monday.
Houston has extended defensive end J.J. Watt through the 2021 season.
Initial reports say it's worth $100M over six seasons, with $51.8M in guarantees.
That would make it a very similar contract to the one Buffalo gave Mario Williams, when they signed him away from Houston.
Only nine teams have less dead money on their caps than Denver does ($7.046M).
Looking ahead to 2015, the Broncos have $28.8M in space under a theoretical $140M cap.
Pardon us if we never bought into the concept of Matt Schaub getting his career back on track in Oakland, of all places.
Certainly, a 55.1 QB rating during the preseason didn't help his cause.
But a 108.2 rating from second-rounder Derek Carr made Dennis Allen's decision an easy one, and he's reportedly going with Carr.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! A few more observations from PK's (extra annoying) MMQB column today. We're hoping he was drunk when he wrote it:
While going through Peter King's MMQB column just now, the following line jumped out:
He’s going to complete 64 percent or so of his throws, he’s going to limit mistakes, and he’s going to give Kansas City a good chance to win most Sundays.
According to multiple reports, the Broncos have completed their 10-man practice squad by signing defensive end Zach Thompson (6-5, 265).
According to Mike Klis, Wes Welker is expected to make a limited return to practice today, and could be fully cleared by Wednesday or Thursday.
In that case, Welker would be ready to play in the Broncos' season opener against Indy on Sunday night.
The 33-year-old slot man has suffered three concussions in the past 9.5 months.
Wow, this has been quite a weekend for so-so quarterbacks.
Alex Smith got a four-year extension from Kansas City through the 2018 season, including a reported $30M (!) at signing.
According to PFT, an additional $15M injury guarantee would vest early in the next league year.