5 Reasons the Denver Broncos Are AFC Contenders

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Since winning the Super Bowl in 2015, the Denver Broncos have fallen off from being legitimate contenders in the AFC. Their drop off is a combination of multiple things. For starters, they’ve been trying to find a new franchise quarterback after Peyton Manning retired.

Next, the sudden change at the head coach position. The retirement of head coach Gary Kubiak forced the Broncos to hire a new coach sooner than expected. After the hiring of Vance Joseph last offseason, the Broncos haven’t made the playoffs and Joseph is currently on the hot seat.

Now after a 5-11 season, the Broncos are looking to bounce back to being annual contenders in the AFC West and AFC. Denver’s roster is talented enough for them to make a run for a playoff spot. Add in that with Joseph’s future as the coach in question, the players will rally around him to make this a successful season.

All of that being said, what five reasons can be given to support the statement that the Broncos are going to be serious contenders this season?

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