The Denver Broncos finished last season at 8-8, good for second in the AFC West. After a promising 6-0 start, the Broncos fell apart under first-year head coach Josh McDaniels and never recovered.
This year the Broncos camp is brimming with optimism at a fresh start and a chance to make the postseason. Despite that, Denver has looked sluggish in its two preseason games. They lost 33-24 to the Cincinnati Bengals in their opener, and fell to the typically hapless Detroit Lions 25-20.
There is clearly still a lot of work to do before Denver is ready to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in their regular season opener. Here are the top storylines to watch for over the remainder of the preseason.