Denver Broncos: 3 Players Primed for Breakout Seasons in 2018

Dec 10, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray (56) reacts after a play in the third quarter against the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

As the 2018 NFL season continues to draw closer, the Denver Broncos are busy with training camp and preparation for preseason action. After a rough 2017 season, the Broncos are hoping to get back on track. John Elway made some moves this offseason in hopes of turning things around quickly.

Case Keenum was the big offseason move for the Broncos after the quarterback struggled last season. Trevor Siemian got off to a quick start in 2017, but couldn’t keep it going. Last season with the Minnesota Vikings, Keenum revived his career, throwing 3,547 yards, 22 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions.

Denver also made some other moves, including releasing running back C.J. Anderson. There are still some questions about who will take over the starting job in the backfield, but there is plenty of talent to choose from.

Vance Joseph is entering an extremely important season if he wants to keep his head coaching job with the Broncos. Another season of mediocrity is not going to sit well with the front office. Denver still has one of the league’s top playmaking defenses and added even more pass-rushing talent by drafting Bradley Chubb to pair with Von Miller.

There are not many reasons to excuse a poor season from the Broncos this year.

All of that being said, what three players are primed to have major breakout seasons for the Broncos this year?

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  1. Interesting article. I will say when it comes to Booker that if you get a chance to swing by practice, there is actually a decent amount of doubt that he will be the guy. Currently, there are five running backs rotating with the 1st team and Booker has looked the least explosive of the group. He’s demonstrated trouble committing to and finding holes at the line where others are flourishing with the same OL and defense in place.

    As for Brown, really like the guy and remember being impressed with his game. Problem is he had a concussion in the weight room (random) and there are basically four guys locked in (DT, Sanders, Sutton and Hamilton), with the surprise performers thus far being Patrick and Cracraft fighting for the final spot. It’s early in training camp for sure but the feeling locally is that these guys are watching the young talent surpass them.

    I would look for Shane Ray as you mentioned, Sutton (absolute freak in practice each day) and Jake Butt to be the break-out guys. Should be a nice change of pace from the last couple seasons (fingers crossed).

  2. Ya, Booker and Brown are pretty terrible picks. Booker avgerages under 4 ypc because he doesn’t realize that’s it’s better to run around his offensive lineman than try to run through them…and Corey don’t call me philly brown has virtually 0 chance of making the team.

  3. This is comically bad. More people are talking about booker being cut than making the team. Denver is keeping 6 receivers and none of them are named brown. Ray maybe but the other 2 no

  4. pretty sure you have no idea what your talking about unless your just playing the contrarian view hoping that one hits and you get to boast about it endlessly, because none of those players have been singled out or shown out in mini-camps or thus far in training camp

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