- Broncos hoping an upgrade at QB results in a return to the playoffs
- Team Odds
- Wilson is ready to air it out after trade to Denver
- Is it time for Williams to hit the ground running?
- The second-year back could be ready to carry the load for Denver
- Jeudy could emerge as Denver’s No. 1 receiver in 2022
- Sutton hoping the 2022 season is just the best yet
- Opportunity knocking for Okwuegbunam
Broncos Hoping Upgrade at QB Results in Return to Playoffs
Finding a quarterback since the retirement of Peyton Manning nearly a decade ago has been an exercise in futility. Denver paid a steep price but the quarterback issues seem to be fixed after trading for nine-time Pro Bowl passer Russell Wilson. Considering that Denver hasn’t been in the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50 following the 2015 season, something needed to be done. The Broncos have posted five straight losing seasons and that could change in 2022. What the sportsbooks do with the Denver Broncos future betting odds is an interesting question indeed.
Denver was third in the NFL in scoring defense as well as ranking in the top 10 in total defense and passing defense a season ago. The top five tacklers return from that defensive unit.
The Broncos came into the 2021 season with an expected win total of 8½. After opening the season with three wins in a row, Denver stumbled the rest of the way to finish with a 7-10 record. A 1-5 mark in games decided by eight points or less didn’t help. The defense deserved better after the Broncos dropped five games when allowing less than 23 points.
The Broncos were at -140 to go over nine 8½ wins in 2021. Now, Denver has -125 odds to go over 10 wins.
Super Bowl: +1600
|Rot||Odds to win AFC Conference||Moneyline|
|222||Kansas City Chiefs||+450|
|223||Los Angeles Chargers||+700|
|231||Las Vegas Raiders||+1400|
|232||New England Patriots||+2000|
|235||New York Jets||+6600|
|Rot||Odds to win AFC West||Moneyline|
|401||Kansas City Chiefs||2.60|
|402||Los Angeles Chargers||3.50|
|404||Las Vegas Raiders||7.00|
Regular Season Wins
|Rot||Denver Broncos - 2022-2023 NFL Regular Season Wins||Moneyline|
|1801||Over 10 Wins||-125|
|1802||Under 10 Wins||-105|
|Rot||Denver Broncos to make the playoffs||Moneyline|
Russell Wilson is coming off a career-low 3113 passing yards after missing three games during his 10th and final season in Seattle. Even though he no longer will be throwing the ball to Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, Wilson is projected to surpass 4,000 passing yards for the fifth time.
The offense already took a hit when receiver Tim Patrick suffered a knee injury that is likely to sideline him for the entire season.
Wilson Ready to Air it Out After Trade to Denver
- Passing Yards: 4150.5
- Touchdowns: 31.5
- Interceptions: 10.5 (even odds to go over)
Going from Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock at quarterback to Wilson, figures to result in more explosive plays in the passing game, and it certainly changes the Denver Broncos future betting odds
Wilson has been over eight yards per passing attempt four times in his time with the Seahawks. Wilson engineered 32 game-winning drives and 24 fourth-quarter comebacks when he was with the Seahawks. That ability to deliver in the clutch has been missing from the Denver offense in recent years.
Wilson is tied for 23rd at +4000 in the NFL Offensive Player of the Year odds.
Is it Time for Williams to Hit the Ground Running?
The 2021 season ended with Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon finishing with the same number of carries. Expect that to change with Williams heading into his second season.
While Gordon has been brought back, look for Williams to emerge into the go-to option in the running game.
He had two 100-yard games as a rookie. He slowed down a bit late in the season with 88 yards on 33 attempts over the last three games. Williams caught 43 of 53 targets and don’t be surprised for Wilson to look for Williams throughout the 2022 season.
The Second-Year Back Could be Ready to Carry the Load for Denver
- Rushing Yards: 945.5 (-105o)
- Rushing Touchdowns: 7.5 (+100o)
There hasn’t been a back-to-rush for at least 1,000 yards for the Broncos since Philip Lindsay in 2019. The streak figures to be in jeopardy with Williams heading into his second NFL season.
The Broncos team added offensive linemen Tom Compton and Billy Turner in the offseason. Dalton Risner, Quinn Meiner, Garrett Bolles, and Lloyd Cushenberry have been added in recent drafts as Denver tried to upgrade the line. That could help Williams reach his potential. The projections have Williams at 1250.5 yards from scrimmage.
Jeudy Could Emerge as Denver’s No. 1 Receiver in 2022
- Receptions: 73.5
- Receiving Yards: 950.5
- Receiving Touchdowns: 6.5
Jeudy, a former Alabama star, appeared to be on the verge of breaking out when he had two 100-yard games as a rookie and averaged 16.5 yards on 52 catches. His numbers fell off sharply when his yards per catch number dropped to 12.3.
Will the arrival of Wilson be just what Jeudy needs to take the next step? He is projected to be the leading receiver in Denver so he is worth keeping an eye on.
Sutton Hoping the 2022 Season is Best Yet
- Receptions: 63.5
- Receiving Yards: 920.5
- Receiving Touchdowns: 6.5 (+110o)
Although Sutton appeared in all 17 games in 2021, at times he looked like a player who was limited to just one game during the previous season. The sense is it often takes a full year for a player to work his way back from a serious injury. If that is true, the timing could be perfect for Wilson to connect early and often with the 6-foot-4 fifth-year receiver. Top receiver Courtland Sutton averaged 16.1 yards per reception heading into 2021. His number fell off to just 13.4 yards and only two touchdowns on 98 targets.
Opportunity Knocking for Okwuegbunam
- Receptions: 50
- Receiving Yards: 525.5
- Receiving Touchdowns: 4.5 (+100o)
With tight end Noah Fant heading to Seattle in the trade that brought Wilson to Denver, there is a chance for Okwuegbunam to play a larger role in 2022.
Okwuegbunam has caught 44 of his 55 targets during his first two seasons with nearly half of his receptions resulting in first downs. Denver did draft Greg Dulcich in the third round out of UCLA so there will still be competition for snaps and targets among the Denver tight ends. Be sure to check out all of the latest news and happenings surrounding the Denver Broncos future betting odds
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- How many games are the Denver Broncos expected to win for the 2022-23 season?
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- Which Denver Broncos’ player has the best chance to win the 2022-23 regular-season MVP award?
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