John Elway reveals Broncos’ offseason motivation
The Denver Broncos made a concerted effort to address the offensive side of the ball this offseason. Following the 2020 NFL Draft, John Elway revealed Denver’s offseason motivation.
“I felt that offensively, for us to be able to compete and give Drew a chance to be successful and us to be successful on the offensive side . . . we had to get some speed and we had to get some talent on that offensive side and some explosiveness on the offensive side,” Elway said, via the team’s website. “That’s why we decided to go that way. We played good defense last year and we’ll continue to play good defense this coming year, but we had to pick things up on the offensive side [with] that explosiveness and speed factor.”
At the end of the 2019 season, the Broncos finished with the 28th scoring offense in the NFL. Nevertheless, Drew Lock was able to provide a glimmer of hope for the future of the offense. Lock, who the Broncos selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, is entering his first season as the full-time starter.
With that in mind, Denver used the offseason to surround Lock with more weapons on offense. In free agency, the Broncos added Melvin Gordon to the backfield. Then, in this year’s draft, Denver decided to select Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler in back-to-back rounds.
There’s no doubt that Denver’s offseason moves prove that they are going to give Lock the best chance to succeed moving forward. At the same time, Elway realizes that if you want to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, you’re going to have to be able to keep up with their high-octane offense.