Oh, Denver how we love to make fun of you and make fun of you we will. The Broncos (somehow) were technically in the playoff hunt heading into Sunday’s rematch with the Chargers. But, they were without Teddy Bridgewater and were forced to start Drew Lock. The quarterback carousel in Denver is laughable at this point made even more so when Brett Rypien made an appearance with a Drew Lock injury.
In addition to Bridgewater being out, the Broncos were without five defensive starters and just could not get anything going on offense. The highlight was probably seeing Brandon McManus hit a career-long field goal:
With the Broncos officially eliminated from playoff contention, they turn their eyes to the visiting Chiefs on Saturday. The Chiefs are playing for playoff seeding so the Broncos probably want to upset that in some way. Other than that, they are just playing their final game of the season. More importantly, we will all be wondering if we will see the end of the Vic Fangio era in Denver. Does he keep his job or do we see another coaching opening?
I, for one, hope they continue to believe they are on the cusp and keep Fangio around because it makes the Donkeys a funnier franchise. They are also going to be a team to watch when talking about bringing in a veteran quarterback. Could we see Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson enter the AFC West chat? Imagine the QB firepower in the AFC West if that happened?? It would be crazy, but it would make for a fun 2022 season…
Regardless, I’m just happy we get to see the Chiefs and Broncos face off on a Saturday, a day when a few too many beers can be slept off the next day without having to miss any work.