As continue our look at the teams the Las Vegas Raiders will play in 2022, we turn our attention to AFC West division rival, Denver Broncos.
The last time the Raiders AFC West rival Denver Broncos brought in a veteran quarterback the result was one of their best runs in franchise history including a Super Bowl win, but can they achieve that same success this time around?
Everyone around the league knew one thing about the Denver Broncos, and that is they have struggled to find their franchise quarterback ever since Peyton Manning retired in 2016 after winning Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Well, the defense won that game for them but I digress.
After the franchise they tried different ways to find that quarterback, from drafting players like Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch, and Drew Lock, to having a couple of unsuccessful trades with quarterbacks like Case Keenum, Joe Flacco, and Teddy Bridgewater last season, they have to believe they finally found the solution to their quarterback problem.
This offseason, the team traded for nine-time Pro Bowler Russell Wilson. Wilson spent the last 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks, taking them to the playoffs eight times with two Super Bowl appearances and one win. Interestingly enough, his win came against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos traded two first and second-round draft picks in 2022 and 2023, a 2022 fifth-round pick, quarterback Drew Lock, who is the presumptive starter right now in Seattle, Tight End Noah Fant, and former Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Shelby Harris to acquire Wilson.