The Denver Broncos are 40-1 long shots to win the Super Bowl but they are the second choice in 2010 NFL preseason betting to win the AFC West.
The Broncos are 4-1 to win the division which is well behind the San Diego Chargers who are the odds-on favorite. The Broncos begin their 2010 preseason schedule at Cincinnati on August 15th where they will be small underdogs in NFL preseason lines.
2010 NFL preseason betting on the Broncos continues in Week 2 when they host the Detroit Lions. The Broncos host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3 on August 29th in a game that can be seen on Fox television and then Denver wraps up the preseason at Minnesota on September 2nd.
The Broncos enter the second season under head coach Josh McDaniels. Last year they started 6-0 but faded to finish 8-8. The offense was inconsistent under quarterback Kyle Orton and the defense simply collapsed in the second half of the season. The offense may not be as good as it was last year as Denver loses Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler. They drafted Tim Tebow in a shocker and he might actually get some playing time. The team also brought in Brady Quinn but all indications are that Orton will begin the season as the starter. The future of McDaniels and the Broncos depends upon Tebow though. If McDaniels can turn Tebow into a starting quarterback then his greatness will be cemented. If not, the Broncos paid a high price to get him. Tebow will probably spend most of this season on the bench though as he learns the Denver system. The Broncos took wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in the first round and they believe he can step right in and replace Marshall. They better hope so because the rest of the receivers are just average. The Broncos do have solid running game with Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter.
The defense was so bad late last season that it cost coordinator Mike Nolan his job. He was replaced by linebackers coach Don Martindale. The Broncos totally revamped their defensive line signing Jamal Williams, Justin Bannan and Jarvis Green to big deals. The team still has linebacker Elvis Dumervil and a secondary combination of Champ Bailey and Andre Goodman to go along with Brian Dawkins. The Broncos should be a lot better defensively in 2010. Overall, there is reason for optimism with the Broncos vs. NFL preseason lines.