The Denver Broncos have started the 2021-2022 NFL season 2-0. Sound great right? Well, the Broncos have played two bottom-five NFL teams and this week they play the Jets, another bottom-five team. Even if the Broncos beat the Jets today, the real first test will not come till next week when the Broncos square off against the injury-riddled Baltimore Ravens.
The Broncos players have shown out against the Giants and Jags. Former Minnesota Viking and Carolina Panther and career journeyman, Broncos new starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has shown he can still be a quality starting quarterback in the NFL. Going into week three, Bridgwater has a 77% completion percentage, he has passed for 592 yards and has a 4-0 touchdown to interception ratio. These stats mean that Teddy clearly was the right choice over draft bust Drew Lock and George Patton’s move of acquiring him this off-season should be credited as a win.
Another player who has stood out is Von Miller. Coming off a season-ending freak ankle injury, the 8-time pro bowler is looking like his old self. He has had a sack in both of the first two games of the season and has also been a huge asset in the run game. With Bradley Chubb being out for a few weeks, the importance of Von being back couldn’t be understated and his presence is vital to the team’s success.
Lastly, a player I would like to highlight is Denver Broncos first-round pick rookie corner Patrick Surtain out of Alabama. With an injury to starting boundary corner Ronald Darby, Surtain has stepped up and locked down his matchups. In the last weeks rought of the Jaguars, Surtain had the first pick of his NFL career and showed real promise against the speed of the Jags receiving core. As a Broncos fan, I highly questioned Surtian being picked over a quarterback, tackle, or linebacker but I now believe Patton made the right selection.
Hopefully, the Broncos continue their success heading into thier matchup today at 4:05 against the Jets. The Broncos are playing their first game at Mile High so I expect a big crowd with a lot of energy. Wilson will struggle against the Broncos’ experienced defense and I predict a blowout.