Bold predictions for the AFC West in 2020

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ENGLEWOOD, CO – AUGUST 17: Quarterback Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass during a training session at UCHealth Training Center on August 17, 2020 in Englewood, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

What does the 2020 season hold for the rest of the AFC West?

Live sports. That is it. That is the sentence.

Despite many skeptics and doubters claiming it would be impossible for live sports to return until 2021, the MLB, NBA, MLS, and NHL are in play—or planning on it. Questions remain, but sports are winning out at least in some instances.

This is ideal, mostly because the world is a better place when football is being played, but also because this season is an extremely important one for teams in the AFC West. The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to build a dynasty and prove they can recapture the magic. The Las Vegas Raiders are playing their first season in a new town, while also facing some serious questions about their identity and personnel both on and off the field.

The Los Angeles Chargers are playing their first season without Phillip Rivers since 2004 and need to bounce back from an atrocious 2019 season. The Denver Broncos are the football hipster’s choice, and Drew Lock has to prove that he is more than a flash in the pan—the future the franchise needs.

What does the 2020 season have in store for the teams in the AFC West? Can L.A. bounce back? Can Gruden finally do something correct with the Raiders? Can Lock prove to be the future of the Broncos? Let’s make some bold predictions.

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