The Denver Broncos are set for their first preseason game on Saturday night vs. the Dallas Cowboys, and plenty of players need to step up. Roster battles continue within the Broncos’ offense, and the preseason games are a way to find some clarity.
The following five players all need to step up in preseason Game 1, but they each fall in different order on their respective depth charts. It’s the first of three preseason games, and whether these players have shined in training camp or not, the games can help them make up a lot of ground.
Hinton is a fan favorite in Denver because he was thrust into a starting job as a quarterback in his rookie year. Unfortunately, Denver lost that game badly, but what Hinton attempted to do was impossible to root against.
However, that doesn’t play into what he is trying to do now, which is to make the roster as a receiver. Word coming out of training camp practices paints Hinton as being solid, but other receivers are showing more than he is.