Denver Broncos ceiling and floor for 2023
Denver Broncos hire Super Bowl champion head coach Sean Payton to revive franchise after 5-12 season and 7-year playoff drought.
Payton's offensive skills will boost the Broncos after their low-scoring season in 2022.
Patrick Surtain II's emergence is crucial in a division with MVP Patrick Mahomes.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the 23-year-old is among four players who intercepted the Kansas City quarterback.
Expect another great year from him after his first Pro Bowl appearance.
Broncos have an easy stretch from Week 1 to Week 5. Only one playoff team (Miami) and three home games out of five.
Payton's success relies on QB Russell Wilson bouncing back from a career-low completion rate of 60.5% in 15 games last season.
His preseason performance was underwhelming, completing 10 out of 19 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Injuries hurt wide receiver depth. Tim Patrick's season ended due to an Achilles tear in camp. Jerry Jeudy may miss games due to a hamstring injury.