4. Broncos’ Offense Will Be Interesting to Monitor
Despite putting up just 14 points against the Titans, the Broncos displayed some intriguing signs in regards to their potential on offense. It requires going a bit beyond the box score to consider the situation.
In this matchup, the Broncos were without No. 1 receiving option Courtland Sutton and also didn’t have second round pick KJ Hamler available to play in this contest. There was an adverse impact on Denver’s ability to make an impact in the passing game with dynamic results.
Drew Lock still managed to produce relatively effect results despite not having his established No. 1 option in Sutton going up against an effective defense. He completed 23-of-33 (69.7%) pass attempts resulting in 216 yards and 1 touchdown.
The tight end position is in good hands with Noah Fant holding it down. He was the Broncos’ leading receiver in this outing and did so with 5 catches, 81 receiving yards, and 1 touchdown grab. This is only the beginning for him, so expect big things from him long-term.
The backfield cannot be forgotten about. Melvin Gordon finished his Broncos debut with 15 carries, 78 yards, and 1 touchdown. It was a strong display and with Phillip Lindsay’s injury, having extra depth proved to a real asset.