The best thing about the Broncos right now is their unwavering confidence. When quarterback Brock Osweiler bolted to Houston in free agency, Siemian emerged as a viable replacement after winning a three-man quarterback competition throughout the offseason. When key defensive players like defensive tackle Malik Jackson and linebacker Danny Trevathan also signed with other teams, the Broncos simply plugged in new players and kept plugging away. Then Siemian goes down on Sunday and Lynch does just enough to help them win, including throwing the first touchdown pass of his NFL career.This is what great teams do. They don’t worry about the circumstances. They focus on solutions. The Broncos might have been perilously close to not even making the playoffs last season — which is easy to forget in the wake of their Super Bowl win — but they’ve been on fire ever since January. At this point, it’s hard to not wonder what or who actually is going to slow them down.
After all the doubters in the offseason, the national media is starting to recognize that the loss of some key contributors isn’t as big of a factor as expected. As one who follows the team closely, it is the culture that this team has built that has them still contending. Yes, some key contributors were lost, but the team culture is stronger than ever, perhaps buoyed by the storyline that players still didn’t think they got enough respect in the offseason.