The Denver Broncos still think highly of themselves despite going from Super Bowl champions to postseason spectators in one year.
The Broncos have a revamped roster and are under new management entering the 2017 season with Vance Joseph at the helm. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., believes these changes will help Denver get back to the postseason.
“We know we didn’t get it done last year; we didn’t deserve to make the playoffs because we didn’t make the plays we needed to, but this is a playoff team,” Harris told ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. “I know that’s how we look at it on defense, especially, but this is a playoff team.”
Others in the organization are buying that idea, as well. General manager John Elway told Legwold he likes where the team is at, and Joseph maintained he isn’t inheriting a broken team in need of a rebuild.
The Broncos made subtle tweaks to their roster that could make the difference in 2017. In free agency, they fortified the trenches with the signings of Domata Peko, Zach Kerr, Menelik Watson and Ronald Leary. In the draft, they hit their remaining needs, added depth and found a potential left tackle in Garett Bolles.
The Broncos still have an unanswered question at quarterback. But the roster improvements should help whoever starts under center.