Unexpectedly, the Denver Broncos made the big splash on day 1 of the frenzy that is the NFL free agency period by signing highly productive WR, Wes Welker. Lead by Exec VP of Operations and Hall of Famer, John Elway, owner Pat Bolen and the organization have been true to their “win now” commitment that landed Peyton Manning in Denver last season and put the Broncos one Raheem Moore bonehead play away from the AFC title game.
The addition of Welker instantly makes an already budding wide receiver unit one of the best in the league. The Broncos have youth, size and speed on the outside with Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas and you can pretty much pencil in 100 catches for Welker operating from the slot.
Before the Welker signing, rising young defensive star Von Miller tweeted out the always bold Super Bowl guarantee. It seems Miller was just reinforcing the mentality established in the front office. The Broncos seem to be blending that winning mixture of leadership, experience and talent. The upcoming season should be considered a bust if Denver isn’t one of the last two teams playing in the 2013-2014 season. Period. Vegas currently has Denver at 10/1 odds.