The team went 9-7 and missed the playoffs for the first time in six years, They missed the playoffs. Even Tim Tebow could get the Broncos to the playoffs. Things got worse in 2017, when new head coach Vance Joseph had to try to utilize that famed Siemian/Lynch duo while ALSO bringing back the mythic Osweiler into the picture.
Those three Hall of Famers combined to complete 58.7 percent of their passes, which in the modern NFL is almost impossible to do.
And after posting a TD-to-INT ratio in 2017 that was better than 3-to-1, Keenum threw 18 touchdowns and 15 picks with Denver. But fear not, because Joe Flacco will be coming to save the day. On the positive side, the Broncos did bring in Vic Fangio as the head coach.
However, the team will play four of its final five games on the road, and the only home game will come against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16.
December will be the team's toughest part of the schedule.
BOSTON (CBS) — The Denver Broncos not long ago were kings of the AFC, standing toe-to-toe with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots every year. Jackson started in Flacco’s place, and Flacco never played again. Even in the Ravens’ lone playoff game, when Jackson struggled mightily, head coach John Harbaugh didn’t turn to Flacco and all of his postseason experience.
But then, after winning Super Bowl 50, Peyton Manning retired. Now, the Broncos are set to make a move to revive the franchise, restoring their greatness, and getting them back to the promised land. Many speculated that the coach didn’t want to hurt Jackson’s confidence for the long term; it’s equally possible that Harbaugh simply knew that Flacco wouldn’t make anything better.However, November should treat the team well as it plays three straight home games.