In 2019, the Denver Broncos got their first spark of postseason hope in several years.
Following three straight seasons in the bottom half of the division under Gary Kubiak and Vance Joseph, Denver brought in former Chicago defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to help steady the ship and bring the edge back to a team formerly carried by the No-Fly Zone of the middle 2010s. After stealing a Super Bowl title in Peyton Manning’s final season, the team endured the inconsistent stylings of Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, and Case Keenum until they could no longer stand it.
In the past two offseasons, team president and general manager John Elway made it a pointed priority to upgrade at the most essential positions where they could, and find suitable replacements where they could not. While the Kansas City Chiefs still rule the AFC West, Denver is now looking at their first legitimate playoff hopes since the 2015-2016 season; despite an improved division and some rookie uncertainty, the Broncos have several major reasons to be optimistic about their immediate future.
With that being said, here are three reasons for playoff hope for the Denver Broncos during the upcoming 2020 season.