Von Miller not happy about 2-14 prediction for Broncos
The Denver Broncos recently got a taste of their media projections for the 2019 NFL season and it is safe to say they were not ideal. It seems the doubt about Denver’s ability to compete was not lost on linebacker Von Miller.
Miller had caught wind of the 2-14 projection for 2019. He was adamant about dispelling any notion of a disastrous season looming in Denver, via Brandon Krisztal of Orange and Blue 760:
“It’s America, you can have your opinion on whatever,” Miller said Thursday at his youth football camp in Colorado. “But I’ll tell you right now: we’re not going 2-14. That’s just ridiculous. We’ve got a great quarterback, we’ve got a great offensive line, we’ve got a great running back, we’ve got a great receiver in Courtland Sutton — and all the guys on offense. We’ve got a great defense, we’ve got a great defensive coach, we’ve got a great coaching staff. There’s no way we go 2-14. I’m not accepting that.”
It is easy to see why Von Miller was offended by such a prediction. There is no question that the Broncos have ushered in some significant changes this offseason. Regardless, it is difficult to imagine them being worse than their six-win campaign in 2018.
The Broncos welcomed new head coach Vic Fangio and his vaunted defensive scheme that turned the Chicago Bears into one of the most formidable groups in the league last season. He has the benefit of a similarly talented cast of players in Denver. It is safe to say that Miller will continue to play an integral role as one of the league’s premier edge rushers.
Denver was also able to bring back cornerback Chris Harris for another year. This means that the defense alone should allow the Broncos to remain competitive moving forward. The question ultimately falls on how well the offense can perform in 2019.