NFL 2022: Teams most likely to go from worst to first

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NFL 2022: Drew Lock #3 of the Denver Broncos reacts after Melvin Gordon #25 rushes for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field At Mile High on January 08, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

NFL Worst to First in 2022

Denver Broncos, AFC West

The Denver Broncos got some national media hype before the 2021 season, as many saw the team’s loaded roster, and figured Teddy Bridgewater would be just good enough for them to make a run.

Well, after years of trying to find a quarterback that’s “just good enough” it appears that the Broncos are poised to make a bigger move at the position.

They have documented interest in both Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson, and may even take a swing on players like Kirk Cousins or Jimmy Garoppolo.  New General Manager George Paton had a pretty stellar first season, especially during the draft, so I’d expect Paton to put together another strong draft.

Patrick Surtain II and Javonte Williams look like future All-Pros, and Quinn Meinerz is solid in his own right.

No one really knows what the Las Vegas Raiders are going to do, and the Los Angeles Chargers have a putrid defense, so perhaps the Broncos have some wiggle room here.

With Patrick Mahomes’ contract beginning to kick in, the Chiefs are going to have to get creative to retain players like Tyrann Mathieu and Tyreek Hill.

Maybe the Chiefs take a step back next year?  They need to restock their wide receiver room and could use another piece or two on defense.

If the Broncos land a legitimate quarterback, they should be the favorites, as their roster is stronger than any of their division rivals’

With enough cap space and draft capital to pull a trade off, the Broncos are a team to watch for 2022.