Who is the most overrated profile on the Broncos?
By: Jake Rajala
The Denver Broncos may be the new favorite in the AFC West this off-season, but they aren’t a flawless team. I’m going to simply untwine a few underachieving faces on the Broncos that need to bounce back in 2022.
The Denver Broncos need their Bama product at WR to oust a career-season in 2022. The former Broncos WR has put his off-field incident behind him and he needs to have a strong summer. Per Mile High Report, he left practice yesterday via a groin tweak. He should be grinding and healthy soon (as shown below). Hopefully, he can put it all together in his third season — as the Broncos may not keep being patient for him with Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick at WR.
The Broncos weren’t able to bring back Von Miller, but they did ink the speed-rusher Randy Gregory. The former Boys pass rusher will seek to help Bradley Chubb wreak havoc against opposing QBs. With that said, the Broncos simply need their top edge rusher in Chubb to return to being a menace. He unleashed 12 sacks as a rookie, 1 sack as a sophomore, 7.5 sacks and 19 QB hits in a 2020 Pro Bowl-season, and then he fell off a cliff in 2021: 0 sacks, 4 QB hits, in 7 games. It’s crucial that Chubb shows up against the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Derek Carr, and Justin Herbert next season.
Kareem Jackson might be the Marques Colston of the safety/defensive back position in the grand scheme of things, but he is sadly 34 years old right now. He had a career-low two pass deflections last season and PFF awarded him a 52 coverage grade in 2021. The versatile Jackson can be an excellent veteran presence and even physical DB, but the long-time star can’t be a mediocre link in pass coverage across from the stud Justin Simmons.