The Denver Broncos may be wishing that they were competing for the AFC Championship this Sunday, but that was simply not to be, and the old saying that "time spent wishing is time wasted" holds true.
Instead, Denver should be crafting their free-agent wish list, because unlike the game this weekend, there is actually something the front office can do about these wishes.
In light of the success the Broncos had, some might think that the need for free agents is lessened, but that is far from the truth. In fact, it is up to the Broncos' brass to harness that excitement and use it to sway the favor of some players that might not normally have considered Denver as a "win-now" opportunity.
The term "win now" may not apply to the Super Bowl just yet, but there is no reason to think that Denver cannot be competitive again in the AFC West next year.
Here are the players that Denver needs to look at adding (or keeping) in order to push their playoff streak to TWO.