NFL Insider highlights the Broncos’ new focus

New Denver Broncos coach Sean Payton addresses the media during a press conference at UCHealth Training Center on February 06, 2023 in Englewood, Colorado.
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Despite being traded a year ago for future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Russell Wilson, the Denver Broncos’ 2022 season was nothing short of disastrous, as they won just five games and didn’t even come close to making the playoffs.

Clearly, their offense is in serious need of some improvement, as they were last in points and scored fewer than 20 points in 11 of their 17 games.

But the Broncos have focused on improving on the other side of the football as well.

On Thursday, they added three-time Pro Bowler, defensive end Frank Clark, and he’ll be joined by another newcomer in defensive lineman Zack Allen.

In addition, Denver has added some growth to its offensive line.

NFL insider Ari Meirov explained that having strong linemen on both sides of the line of scrimmage is very important for new head coach Sean Payton.

Payton comes to the Broncos after 16 years at the helm of the New Orleans Saints, and for all but one of those seasons, he had future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees by his side.

Together, they led the Saints to a Super Bowl championship in the 2009 season, and they often had one of the league’s best offenses over the years.

The Broncos had one of the worst offenses anyone can remember watching last season, but with wide receiver Tim Patrick and running back Javonte Williams looking to rebound from injury, they could have looked much better in that department. .

But a lot of it will depend on Wilson and whether he returns to form after a 2022 campaign in which he appeared to be in decline.

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