With postseason hopes quickly evaporating, the Denver Broncos are in ratings mode after falling to 3-7 against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Another disappointing one-possession game loss kills postseason chances even more, and it’s time to start looking ahead. George Button and company need to keep an eye on select players for the rest of the season to see if they can play a pivotal role next year.
The crime was nothing short of egregious and inconsistent. The unit may have an overhaul in the off season but it is important to evaluate a few players for the rest of the season.
Depending on how some of these players play for the rest of the season, they could be part of the solution to move forward in attack.
Here are four attacking players to watch and rate for the rest of the 2022-23 season.
4 Denver Broncos offensive players to watch the rest of the season
One player to rate and watch as the season draws to a close is OL Graham Glasgow. With the Broncos injured again, the offensive line has been depleted by injuries. Glasgow played VRG for the first five weeks of the season as Queen Mainers were rehabilitating his injury. Glasgow didn’t play well in that spot but with some recent changes up front they have found a better place.
With Lloyd Cushenberry landing the Jaguars game, Glasgow filled in at Center and made an immediate impact. His best year was in 2018 with the Detroit Lions when he was a center so it makes sense that he’s playing better now. Glasgow continued to be the starting center for the team and if he continues to improve his play week by week he could force his way into being a regular starter next year in that position.
The position is one position the Broncos need this season, but if Glasgow can continue to improve, it will be one less issue to worry about for George Button and the team.
In what was a very disappointing season, Cortlandt Sutton was a player to watch for the rest of the season. The year started strong and then began to decline at an extraordinary rate. In a three-week period, Sutton recorded 23 yards or less. For someone who is seen as a WR1 on this team, this is unacceptable.
Sutton leads the team in drops and a career-low contested catch (CTC) rate. He’s known for his ability to catch opposing passes and jump balls up the field but that hasn’t been great this year. Sutton was highly inconsistent while having most of the team’s goalscoring.
Russell Wilson had yet to find a “go-to” person for these games just yet, and many thought Sutton would be his guy. With the connection Wilson has had with Jerry Goody recently (before his injury), Sutton needs to step up his game to improve on this offense.
The stats and (most importantly) the movie does look great. Button may need to switch things up in the WR position and if Sutton continues to get frustrated, changes could be on the way.