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13. Denver Broncos (13) (Play Monday Night)

Entering preseason, the Denver Broncos had one of the league’s most interesting quarterback battles going on, which Trevor Siemian would end up winning from Paxton Lynch. And if that battle wasn’t already interesting enough, the Broncos made a surprise move once the preseason officially came to an end by bringing Brock Osweiler on board as the backup following his release from the Cleveland Browns.

Seeing Osweiler back after all of the drama from a year ago when he signed with the Houston Texans was quite the unexpected surprise, but the important factor is Siemian figures out a way to elevate this offense to a whole new level in 2017. For the most part, Siemian’s first season under center last season wasn’t all that terrible, but it simply wasn’t enough to help Denver earn one of the playoff spots in the AFC.

By having one of the league’s top defenses led by Von Miller, Siemian better hope he can live up to the hype this time around, and take advantage of all the dangerous weapons he has to work on offense. Otherwise, Osweiler will be waiting on the sidelines for another opportunity, which nobody could have predicted to say a few weeks ago.