The defending AFC Champs play a tough division on a tougher schedule, but when Peyton Manning is the QB everything becomes a little bit easier.
The highest scoring offense in NFL history got trounced in Super Bowl 48. But instead of being satisfied with the roster they had, the Broncos did everything possible to virtually guarantee a return trip to the AFC Championship game and another Super Bowl trip.
Peyton Manning can make any average receiver a star, but with the addition of speedster Emmanuel Sanders to his high-octane, quick strike offense, he may have the most talented offensive unit of his career.
The offense will get all of the glory, but the defense is nothing to slouch at either. In addition to acquiring star DBs Aqib Talib and TJ Ward, the Broncos took a flyer on pass-rush specialist DeMarcus Ware to tandem with former All-Pro LB Von Miller (who is recovered from his ACL injury, one might add).
The Broncos entered what amounted to an arms race with the New England Patriots for the most star-studded roster in the AFC. What should scare most people is that the Broncos may actually be even better in 2014 than they were when they broke all of the NFL’s scoring records in 2013.
The Broncos report to training camp in Englewood, Colorado on July 23rd.