The Denver Broncos haven’t made the playoffs since winning the Super Bowl four years ago, and the team doesn’t have high expectations heading into 2019. Denver is widely projected to be the third-best team in the AFC West behind the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers.
However, there is at least one believer in the Broncos in the national media: CBS analyst and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
In a recent appearance on “Mad Dog Sports Radio” with Adam Schein, Romo pegged Denver as a team that could “really shock some people” this fall.
“I think that Vic Fangio is as good as a defensive coordinator as — I think he’ll show how great of a head coach he is,” Romo said. “And you give him Von Miller and they went and got the one quarterback I think a lot of teams should have gotten this offseason, Joe Flacco. That right there shows me — this team has leadership on offense, they have a great defensive coordinator, a great defensive player, I think they’re going to surprise.
“If they keep Flacco upright and they can block for him, this is going to be a tough team, especially if you have to go to Denver.”
Denver went 6-10 and 5-11 in two seasons under Vance Joseph as their offense was profoundly mediocre and the defense failed to live up to the heights it reached from 2014-16.
One factor that is not in Denver’s favor this season is its schedule. In addition to playing in what is expected to be a rugged division, Denver must play the entire NFC North as well as the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts in non-divisional play.
[ Broncos Wire ]