Week 4- Denver Broncos at New York Jets- Thursday,10/1/20 @ 8:20 PM (NFLN)
The Denver Broncos started last season, much like the New York Jets. With Joe Flacco in at quarterback to start the year, the team opened up 2-6. Flacco then criticized the Broncos coaching staff, stating they were “afraid to lose” and “afraid to be aggressive.” After those comments, Flacco was nowhere to be seen on the field for the Broncos again.
Brandon Allen took over quarterback duties for the next three weeks, going 1-2 with inconsistent play. In Week 13, rookie second-round pick Drew Lock made his debut and led the team to his first career win. Lock finished the season under center, impressing Bronco fans with solid play and a 4-1 record.
This offseason, Denver went through some pretty major changes to their personnel. Longtime corner Chris Harris jr. signed with the division rival Chargers. The team also lost center Connor McGovern (to the Jets), Derek Wolfe, Will Parks, and Andy Janovich. The Broncos did add some big names like Melvin Gordon, Graham Glasgow, A.J. Bouye, and Jurrell Casey. The team also provided Lock with some weapons in the draft in Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler to pair with Courtland Sutton.
The matchup with the Broncos and New York Jets should be another great one. The last time these two teams played, the Broncos visited the Jets in 2018 featuring Case Keenum vs. Sam Darnold. The Jets won that game 34-16. This game will be a big test for Drew Lock up against a Greg Williams coached defense.