Making predictions about the upcoming season prior to June 1 is always a risky proposition. As most of you probably know, June 1 serves as the official start of business for the new NFL season and usually starts off with a bang. Big name players who we expect to move tend to do so once the calendar turns over into the month of June, and there are some key players, Aaron Rodgers among them, who might well be on the move in the next couple of weeks. Where they land could change things dramatically, so our preview for the Denver Broncos season might be rendered invalid soon. That aside, let’s take an early look at the Broncos so you can plan your bets against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting – Denver Broncos Calendar Odds & Analysis For the 2021-22 Season
The Broncos in 2020
When Drew Lock took over at QB in 2019 and led the Broncos to 4 wins in his 5 starts, the belief was that they had found their franchise QB. In an injury interrupted sophomore season, Lock was a little up and down, although he did account for 4 of the 5 wins that the Broncos managed last season after starting 13 games. Still, a 5-11 record is not what the Broncos expected heading into the 2020 season, plus they are now left with doubts at the QB position.
The AFC West was once again dominated by the Kansas City Chiefs, who made it all the way to the Super Bowl again, and it is likely to be more of the same this coming season. The Broncos finished dead last in 2020 behind the Raiders and the Chargers, with none of those 3 teams making it into one of the Wild Card spots.
Odds to Make the Playoffs and Win the Super Bowl
You cannot talk about the Broncos chances of getting to the playoffs and making a run without talking about the QB position. During the offseason, the Broncos went out and acquired the services of Teddy Bridgewater, but if rumors are to be believed, they may not be done. There has been talk that Aaron Rodgers might well end up in Denver, which could change everything. The Broncos have a very winnable trio of games – Giants, Jaguars, and Jets – to start the season, so they do have a shot at getting off to a fast start. Here is what the bookies think when talking about the Broncos chances of making the playoffs:
If the Broncos can get off to a fast start, they might well be in the Wild Card conversation. That will be even more true if they can get that upgrade at QB by landing Rodgers. At the end of the day, though, I have to make predictions based on what the team looks like now, which means taking them to miss out on the postseason. I think they are looking down the barrel of a 7-10 season in 2021, which would almost certainly not be enough to get them a Wild Card spot.
The bookies seem to have more faith in the Denver Broncos than I do right now, as they have them in at +2000 to win the Super Bowl, which puts them in dark horse territory.