The Broncos are rebuilding and they had a lot of turnover this off-season. Joe Flacco looks like he’ll start at QB, but it’s only a matter of time before rookie Drew Lock gets his chance.
Both QBs will struggle regardless, as the Broncos lack talent at WR. Emmanuel Sanders is the #1 and he’s targeting a week 1 return after suffering an Achilles injury.
Denver allowed 365.1 YPG (22nd), but held teams to 21.8 PPG (13th) last season. The defense had a lot of turnover, though, and I don’t expect this unit to be as strong. Denver will be terrible in 2019-20.
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Jon Gruden is still tooling the Raiders how he wants them to be and they’re a work in progress. This was a good off-season, though, as the Raiders added Antonio Brown among other WRs.
Derek Carr has no excuses this season and he needs to put up big numbers. The Raiders are a team that could surprise and hang around early in the season, but they’re not going to win the AFC West.
The defense is still among the worst in the NFL. Last year they ranked last in points allowed (29.2 PPG) and they’re going to give up plenty more. This team is a few years away from competing.