After an unexpected 6-0 start last year, the Broncos came back down to earth, as they finished with a mediocre 9-7 record. This year presents a quarterback conundrum. Kyle Orton had the starting job last year. This year, the Broncos picked up Brady Quinn from the Browns and drafted Tim Tebow in the first round. Now there is somewhat of a logjam at the position. No one really knows who will start at the beginning of the season, although Orton is expected to start again.
Elvis Dumervil is out for the season after leading the league in sacks last year with 17. That will be a huge blow. The old vets in Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins will highlight their secondary once again, but one has to wonder how many prime years they have left in them.