In Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks exposed the weaknesses throughout the Broncos' roster during a 43-8 beatdown on the game's biggest stage.
Anybody who watched that game knew the Broncos would need to make changes in order to have a chance at winning the Lombardi Trophy next season.
No one could have imagined a better start to the free-agency period than what actually has transpired.
A week has passed since the free-agency period began, and the Broncos have made perhaps the biggest impact of any team in the NFL so far.
The team has not only made changes to its roster, it has done so with four major impact signings—defensive end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib, safety T.J. Ward and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders have all signed with the Broncos within the first week of free agency.
These big-money contracts offered to veteran players, have some comparisons to the 1994 San Francisco 49ers team that made several big-name acquisitions through free agency on its way to a Lombardi Trophy that very season.
The Broncos are hoping the end result to the 2014 season is what the Niners experienced following the end of the 1994 season.
Here's what to expect out of the Broncos' major signings through free agency so far.