The Denver Broncos have made two significant moves in the last two offseasons, and they still have some valid questions about their roster. Last offseason, they acquired Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks.
This offseason, they acquired Sean Payton from the New Orleans Saints. However, the work is just beginning for the talented but underperforming squad.
The roster and long-term viability of the team does have some questions, and may need to be answered this coming offseason.
Massive unknowns for the Broncos in the 2023 offseason
What are they going to do about their lack of draft capital?
The team does not pick until the 68th overall selection, so they don’t have a first or second round selection. What is their plan to try and recoup some draft picks that they lost in the two big trades, and do they want to execute this plan?
General Manager George Paton has said a bunch of times how much he loves draft picks, so not having a first or second is kind of a big deal, and I’d think the Broncos would try to fix that.
What is their plan for the offensive line?
Even though Russell Wilson does take a lot of sacks because his style of play, the offensive line needs some work. Dalton Risner and Lloyd Cushenberry are below average players at left guard and center, and they had a revolving door at right tackle this year.
Does the team plan on chasing some top offensive line free agents, or does Sean Payton feel comfortable with his coaching to get the most out of the unit?
How confident are they in Russell Wilson?
This is the ultimate question. The team’s success will indeed hinge on the quarterback, no matter how good of a coach Sean Payton is. The Broncos should hope that Payton is able to get the best out of Wilson, and I do think he will.
However, if Wilson did take a hard regression, then the Broncos are essentially trapped with him for a few more seasons before moving off of his contract becomes more realistic.