Chargers: Predicting AFC West standings, final records in 2023

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3. Denver Broncos, 8-9

The Denver Broncos were probably the most disappointing team in the entire NFL last season. There was a ton of hype around the Broncos after adding Russell Wilson to the fold and Wilson continued his regression and made it obvious that mobile quarterbacks who are shorter don't age very well.

Mix that with bad coaching and a tough schedule and the Broncos finished the 2023 season with a 5-12 record. Worst of all, Denver didn't even have its first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft as that instead went to the Seattle Seahawks.

Denver was limited in what it could add this offseason but the team was still able to fix the coaching problem by bringing in Sean Payton. Having Payton instead of Nathaniel Hackett will absolutely improve the team but will not fix all of the problems in Denver.

We will see a more well-oiled machine in 2023 with an easier schedule that can improve. Heck, adding three wins to the final record is a big deal and should not be taken lightly. This team is just starting too far behind to legitimately challenge for the AFC West title.

However, they will be in the playoff picture in December and January and will at least have something to play for.