The Broncos have had a busy time in the offseason since their 43-8 blowout loss vs. the Seattle Seahawks. That game showed that they had most of the pieces in place, but still needed tweaking in other places. The main focus has been on defense and the offensive line, which they took care of via free agency and the draft. The main additions in free agency were on the defensive side of the ball, with the team adding Demarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward.
In the draft, the Broncos continued to focus on defense with the additions of Bradley Roby, Lamin Barrow and Corey Nelson, while they added Michael Schofield and Matt Paradis to the offensive line. They even took the time to bring in two wideouts with the departure of Eric Decker during both free agency and the draft by bringing in Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer.
To say that the Broncos are gearing up for another Super Bowl run is a huge understatement. If you need any more indication that the Broncos mean business, look at what they have done. They were able to quickly get deals done with their free agents, most of them just a couple days after they hit the market. And their draft picks? All six of them signed rookie contracts within a month after the draft.
The Broncos have done what they could to improve from last year. For this upcoming season, there will be no more excuses as the team will look to capture the franchise’s third Lombardi Trophy and give Peyton Manning his second ring.
Now, in hopes that John Elway and company have all the pieces in place, the Broncos are hoping to now put them all together and have 2014 end a lot better than it did last year. This team is still the one to beat in the AFC, but in 2014, they might just be the team to beat in the entire league.