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Broncos, Briefly: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

Over a 10-month span from February to December 2019, Purcell played in 26 football games: eight in the Alliance of American Football, five during the Broncos' preseason and 13 regular-season appearances with Denver, including seven starts.

Courtland Sutton is an emerging star who is a bona fide deep threat. Noah Fant is the dynamic tight end entering Year 2. Phillip Lindsay is the backfield playmaker, and Drew Lock is the quarterback who appears ready for the full-time job. Why not add one more weapon to this offense, the most exciting player in this draft class: Jerry Jeudy.

Nothing about the Broncos' offense was record-setting during their 7-9 season. They finished 26th or worse in yards per game, yards per play, passing yards per game, third-down conversion rate, red zone touchdown rate and scoring.

But led by Lock's 4-1 debut, there were some good things, too. Here is a statistical look at the Broncos' offense[.]

[T]he Broncos still have plenty of work ahead of them as they revamp a roster that was thin to start last season and became a patchwork group by the end. They need better starters. They need better reserves. They need to evaluate their staff and their roster, their options in free agency and the draft. They need to decide which of their own veterans they will pay to keep, and which ones they'll let walk. They need to fill gaping holes at critical positions and look ahead two, three, four years down the road at the positions still evolving.

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