AFC West roster power rankings after the preseason: Chargers shock the world

Where do the Chargers stack up compared to their AFC West peers?

Los Angeles Chargers v San Francisco 49ers
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3. Denver Broncos

The biggest concern for the Denver Broncos heading into the 2023 season is ironically the quarterback position. Russell Wilson did not look like himself in the 2022 season and there were already signs of regression before he was traded by the Seahawks.

Broncos fans are waiting to see if that was one bad year under really bad coaching or if this is the start of a regression arc that could get Wilson out of the league in no time. Luckily for Denver, Jarrett Stidham might be able to take over and be good enough for the rest of the roster to succeed.

There are bright spots on the roster. Denver can have a really great rushing attack if all goes well under Sean Payton. The combo of Javonte Williams and Samaje Perine is one of the most underrated combos in the league. It won't quite be Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram but it can have a similar feel.

The receiving corps has familiar names but is probably a tad overrated. Defensively, though, the Broncos have some of the best players in the sport at their respective positions. It is really hard to find a lockdown corner in this league and the Broncos have one of the best in Patrick Surtain.

There are some really bright spots in Denver but they are not as complete as the true contenders in this league. In the NFC they would probably have great odds to make the playoffs. It is going to be tougher in the AFC.