2023 NFL Power Rankings: Denver Broncos

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Denver Broncos in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 28

Player: LB Josey Jewell
Current contract situation: Under contract through the 2023 season

Jewell has consistently been one of the team's most productive, most prepared and most reliable players in his time with the Broncos. He signed a two-year deal before the 2022 season and is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. Jewel is a mainstay in all of the personnel groupings on defense -- he played 56 of 59 defensive snaps in the opener and 65 of 73 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Commanders. The new coaching regime has big plans for rookie Drew Sanders at linebacker at some point, so the Broncos will face a decision down the road if those snaps come at Jewell's expense or not. -- Jeff Legwold

NFL.com -- Rank: 23

Denver is one of two 0-2 teams to have lost both contests at home, along with New England. The Broncos' losses have been by 1 and 2 points. It feels like they were a few plays away from being 2-0, but you can't overlook the fact that the Broncos were up 21-3 Sunday with the ball on the Washington 40-yard line midway through the second quarter. From there, Washington put up 18 straight points (and it should have been more), as Denver's offense froze and the defense allowed scoring chances on six straight possessions. Russell Wilson's second-quarter fumble and third-quarter interception sandwiched a pair of three-and-outs. Sean Payton's postgame comments seemed to center around Wilson and the offense. Where this thing goes is anyone's guess, but the road to the playoffs is longer now.

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2023 NFL Predictions: AFC West

Before the start of the season, we will post NFL division-by-division predictions for the 2023 NFL regular season and postseason.

Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, we've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totaled them up.

The four AFC West teams are projected to win the fourth-most games combined as a division in our 2023 full-season projections.

See where the Broncos stand in our 2023 AFC West Predictions

2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Denver Broncos

Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Denver Broncos.

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Russell Wilson530.5334.23952.223.3411.94552531.93264.45
Jarrett Stidham33.920.8240.71.531.195.619.60.1716.35

Russell Wilson: Wilson's debut season with the Broncos was a flop. He set career lows in completion percentage (60.5%), TDs/TD% (16, 3.3%) and passer rating (84.4). From Weeks 1 to 13, Wilson had only one top-12 weekly performance (Week 4), but he exceeded 24 fantasy points in three of his final four games in 2022. Transitioning to Sean Payton's offense improves optimism about Wilson's 2023 outlook (just ask Payton himself), but he is better drafted as a fantasy QB2.

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Denver Broncos: 2023 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Denver Broncos in 2023.

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WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sep. 10vs. Las Vegas RaidersL 16-17
Week 2Sun., Sep. 17vs. Washington CommandersL 33-35
Week 3Sun., Sep. 24at Miami DolphinsL 20-70
Week 4Sun., Oct. 1at Chicago Bears1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 8vs. New York Jets4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 6Thu., Oct. 12at Kansas City Chiefs8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 22vs. Green Bay Packers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Oct. 29vs. Kansas City Chiefs4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 9BYE
Week 10Mon., Nov. 13at Buffalo Bills8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 19vs. Minnesota Vikings8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 26vs. Cleveland Browns4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 3at Houston Texans4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 10at Los Angeles Chargers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 17at Detroit LionsTBD / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 24vs. New England Patriots8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Dec. 31vs. Los Angeles Chargers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 7at Las Vegas RaidersTBD / Tickets

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Denver Broncos Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Denver Broncos Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Denver Broncos from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Denver Broncos:

EDSFootball - Kevin Hanson (5/9)

13. Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State

After transferring from Maryland, Robinson had 5.5 sacks and 10 TFLs for the Nittany Lions as a true sophomore in 2022. Per PFF, he led all Power Five edge rushers in pass rush grade (92.4).

CBS Sports - Josh Edwards (5/8)

17. Javon Bullard, S, Georgia

Denver adds another safety to pair with Justin Simmons in the secondary.

ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)

15. Jack Sawyer, EDGE, Ohio State

Sawyer joins Tuimoloau to form arguably the top edge rush tandem in the nation entering the 2023 season, and he's a bit of a hybrid, showing the ability to rush off the edge standing up or with his hand in the dirt. He started only three games over the past two years, and the production is still coming (7.5 total sacks), but Sawyer has a lot of upside. The Broncos could use an influx of edge rush help; Baron Browning and Zach Allen are the top pass-rushers on this team right now by sack count, and both had fewer than six in 2022.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/2)

16. Kalen King, CB, Penn State

With teams staying away from Joey Porter Jr. last season, King saw plenty of action and was one of only three FBS players with 20-plus passes defended. Penn State still has never had a defensive back drafted in the first round, but King might be able to change that.

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Denver Broncos - 2023 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Denver Broncos.

263Marvin MimsWROklahoma
367Drew SandersLBArkansas
383Riley MossCBIowa
6183JL SkinnerSBoise State
7257Alex ForsythCOregon

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