The Denver Broncos were able to end their season on a good note, after all the bad that has happened to them all season long. I don’t need to go over all of it, because I think we all know what has transpired this season.

Not to mention who wants to be reminded of it.

But, these last two weeks may have made some fans feel a bit better about the entire situation. Maybe there is hope after all. I mean, Pro Bowl safety Justin Simmons seems to think so.

“Next year at this point in time, we’ll be talking about who we will be facing in the first round of the playoffs,” Simmons said after the win.

As of late, Simmons has been on a tear. He is responsible for 10 takeaways this season, with six interceptions (leads the league), three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Not to mention he has seven takeaways in his last six games.

But, Simmons isn’t the guy that will be keeping that guarantee from happening. We know that guy can play ball. It just so happens to be almost everyone else.

This season we figured out that the Broncos were more than just a quarterback and coach away from the playoffs. This team not only needs a new coach, but a good one, which may be the most difficult part.

They also have an offense that may take more than another season to fix for all we know. The weapons are there, and without injuries, this team is stacked when it comes to that, but Wilson may not be the guy we thought he was. And, the offensive line needs help too.

The defense should be fine in helping keep their end of the bargain up. However, Simmons may have just made a guarantee he can’t back up.

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