The Denver Broncos were having a tough season having only been able to beat bad teams and losing to good teams (hmmm… sound familiar to Chiefs fans?). Regardless, the Broncos took care of business on Sunday, beating the Washington Football Team.
With that win, the Broncos inched back to .500, but it appears the Broncos are pretty sure this season is over. Why do I believe that? Well, obviously it is because the Broncos made the decision to trade their star linebacker Von Miller to the Los Angeles Rams.
A move like that only happens if you are pretty sure you aren’t going far in the playoffs (if making them at all) and are looking toward the future. The Broncos seem to have most of the pieces in place to set them up for the future but they lack the all-important piece: a franchise quarterback. By trading away Miller, the Broncos unloaded a sizeable salary and obtained draft picks they can use to continue to build their team—or as ammunition to help them get that franchise QB. I think it is a good move for the Broncos, and it makes the Rams’ defense even more terrifying, but I have to say, I’m sad to see him go. He was always fun to watch twice a year.
Next week, I’m prepared to see a Donkey slaughter as they head south to take on the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys barely squeaked by on Sunday against the Vikings due to Dak Prescott still nursing a calf injury. However, all reports point to Dak being back this week and their offense should hum. I just don’t see the Broncos keeping pace with the Cowboys at all. At least I can be sure my husband and I will both be happy, with him celebrating a Cowboys victory and my ability to celebrate a Bronco loss.