John Elway's Great Search for the Next John Elway (Andrew Beaton, Wall Street Journal)
The Hall of Fame quarterback won two Super Bowls on the field and brought Peyton Manning to Denver. But his biggest source of stress lately has been the Broncos’ constant churn at quarterback.
Broncos training camp rewind, Day 13: S Kareem Jackson shines with two interceptions (Ryan O'Halloran, Denver Post)
“I had a chance to make a couple of plays,” Jackson said. “As a defense, (it’s about) guys being in the right place at the right time. I was fortunate enough to be at the right place so I’ve got to continue to build on that.”
Butt appreciates team's patience, but knows he must eventually return to field (Mike Klis, 9NEWS)
“I still have to go out there and prove it,’’ Butt said Monday in an interview with 9News. “I can’t just sit in the trainer’s room all day. I’m not naïve. I know how the business works, but it does mean a lot that the coaches still believe in me. They’re keeping my spirits up, keeping my head in it and pushing me to keep fighting because mentally it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through."
Ranking which of last year's non-playoff teams have the best chance of getting in this year (Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic)_
Playoff path: _Vic Fangio’s defensive genius carries over to Denver where Von Miller and Bradley Chubb combine for 31 sacks. Mike Munchak proves to be one of the most important offseason coaching additions in the league as he shores up the Broncos’ offensive line. It’s not always pretty, but Joe Flacco does just enough, and Denver sneaks past the Chargers for second place in the AFC West and earns a wild-card berth.
Chiefs edge Chargers in vote for preseason All-AFC West team (Rich Hammond, The Athletic)
How stacked is this position? Miller (outside linebacker) was the understandable unanimous pick.