2021 Denver Broncos Betting Odds

The winds of change have hit the Denver Broncos. The key question for bettors and fans now: Can the Broncos return to relevancy? Their fans also have the ability to bet on the NFL.

It was another disappointing season in the Mile High City, to say the least. Denver finished the 2020 regular season 5-11. With it, the Broncos have four-straight losing seasons and a playoff drought now at five seasons. To steal a phrase from the sports betting world, this is now a trend. The goal now is to get the franchise back to where bettors and fans hope, and that’s competing for Super Bowls. Denver has taken what it hopes is the first step on that path.

Denver Broncos 2021 offseason tracker

Out is John Elway, in is George Paton. In early January, the Broncos made the surprising announcement that Elway was stepping aside as the team’s general manager. He’s still the president of football operations, but the control of the football aspect of the franchise now rests with Paton. Paton was hired shortly after the Elway news. This is Paton’s first time as a GM but he was one of the most sought after names in the NFL.

As Paton settles into his role, the main focus is still on quarterback. Now that free agency has taken place, the focus turns to the Draft.

Here is what the Broncos have done so far in the offseason:

April 7

  • The Broncos signed defensive end Shemar Stephen to a contract. As of now, the Broncos have $29.5 million (Top 51) in salary cap space.

March 23

  • The Broncos and safety Kareem Jackson agreed to a one-year deal.

March 20

  • The Broncos signed cornerback Kyle Fuller to one-year deal worth $9 million.

March 19

  • The Broncos and Justin Simmons reached agreement on a new four-year deal worth $61 million.
  • The Broncos will be converting the roster bonuses for kicker Brandon McManus and defense tackle Mike Purcell to signing bonuses. Here’s the kicker, according to McManus.

March 18

  • The Broncos and Phillip Lindsay agreed to mutually part ways. That makes the running back an unrestricted free agent.

March 17

  • The Broncos reached agreement with former Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone.

March 16

  • The Broncos picked up the team option on the contract for edge Von Miller.
  • The Broncos placed second-round tenders restricted on free agent linebacker Alexander Johnson and receiver Tim Patrick.

March 15

  • The Broncos signed defensive end Shelby Harris to a three-year deal, worth $27 million. The contract includes $15 million guaranteed.
  • The Broncos reached agreement with free agent cornerback Ronald Darby on a three-year, $30 million contract. The deal includes $19.5 million guaranteed. The contract was made official on March 17.
  • The Broncos declined to pick up the team option on the contract for safety Kareem Jackson.
  • The Broncos placed an original-round tender on restricted free agent running back Phillip Lindsay.

March 5

  • The Broncos placed the franchise tag on safety Justin Simmons. The tag on Simmons is worth $13.7 million.

Feb. 25

  • The Broncos released defensive tackle Jurrell Casey. The move will save $11.9 million in salary cap space for Denver. Casey was traded to the Broncos from the Tennessee Titans for a seventh-round pick in 2020.

Feb. 10

  • The Broncos released cornerback A.J. Bouye. The move will save $13.2 million in salary cap space for Denver. Bouye was traded to the Broncos from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth-round pick in 2020.

Current Broncos futures odds

Since the Broncos are on a half-decade skid having not made the playoffs, the sportsbooks have them where they did a season ago. As it stands a week before the NFL Draft, Denver is at 7.5 wins at the sportsbooks. What will be interesting to see is if that number fluctuates after the draft and the Broncos, say, take a quarterback.

Here’s a look at the current odds for Denver to win the Super Bowl, AFC and AFC West at some of the top CO betting apps:

Current Super Bowl odds

Here is a look at the current top contenders to win the Super Bowl as well as where the Broncos’ chances stand:

Looking back at the 2020-21 Broncos season

Despite the hope this would be the season Denver busted the recent trend of losing seasons and not making the playoffs, it was yet more fool’s gold. Yes, the Broncos were ravaged by injuries, but the expectation is (and should be higher) for this franchise. Denver finishing 5-11 is unacceptable. And the fact the Broncos haven’t beat the Kansas City Chiefs since Week 2 of the 2015 season boggles the mind. Think about that: Patrick Mahomes has yet to lose to Denver. Until the Broncos close the gap on Mahomes and the Chiefs, the hope of competing for Super Bowls will become even more far fetched. On top of that, and perhaps even more problematic for the franchise as noted above, the question at quarterback is still present. The debate now in Broncos Country is whether Lock is the answer. Some say run it back with him in 2021. Others want Denver to move on.

In the meantime, NFL free agency has now officially begun. As always with Denver, there are more questions than answers, but we should find out shortly.

Where to stream or listen to Bronco games live

You won’t have any trouble finding the Broncos game on the tube. The NFL has ironclad broadcasting deals in place for all windows of the weekly schedule. Fox and NFL Network handle Thursday nights, NBC does Sunday night, and ESPN has Monday Night Football.

For the main Sunday afternoon slate of games, it’s a tag-team effort for CBS and Fox. The former handles the AFC, while the latter takes care of the NFC. The majority of the Broncos games in the coming season can be found on the CBS package.

Each of the NFL’s broadcasting partners can be found in cable, satellite, and streaming packages. There’s also coverage via the app or online presence for the outlet broadcasting the game, but note that valid provider login credentials will be needed. Also, Yahoo Sports provides streams of the games in your area.

DirecTV has the full Sunday Ticket package, which covers all of the afternoon contests, while NFL RedZone provides coverage of all games in highlight-reel fashion. In short, you have plenty of different options for your viewing pleasure.

For games on the main broadcast networks, you’ll be able to catch the action on the nearest local affiliate. Here’s a list of all of those in the CO area for your reference.

  • CBS Affiliates – Colorado
    • KKTV 11 – Colorado Springs
    • KCNC 4 – Denver
    • KREZ 6 – Durango
    • KREX 5 – Grand Junction
    • KREY 10 – Montrose
  • FOX Affiliates – Colorado
    • KXRM 21 – Colorado Springs
    • KDVR 31 – Denver
    • KRQE 2 – Durango
    • KFCT 22 – Fort Collins
    • KFQX 4 – Grand Junction
  • NBC Affiliates – Colorado
    • KUSA 9 – Denver
    • KKCO 11 – Grand Junction
    • KOAA 5 – Pueblo

On the radio side, KOA NewsRadio serves as the flagship home for Broncos games. Dave Logan handles play-by-play, while Rick Lewis takes care of color commentary. The audio feed is picked up by numerous outlets across the state.

  • Alamosa – KALQ 93.5 FM
  • Aspen – KNFO 106.1 FM
  • Breckenridge – KSMT 102.1 FM
  • Buena Vista – KBVC 104.1 FM
  • Burlington – KNAB 1140 AM and 104.1 FM
  • Canon City – KSTY 104.5 FM
  • Colorado Springs – KBPL 107.9 FM
  • Craig – KRAI 550 AM
  • Durango – KRSJ 100.5 FM
  • Fort Collins – KCOL 600 AM
  • Fort Morgan – KSIR 1010 AM
  • Glenwood Springs – KMTS 99.1 FM
  • Grand Junction – KSTR 96.1 FM
  • Gunnison – KPKE 1490 FM
  • Lamar – KVAY 105.7 FM
  • Pagosa Springs – KWUF 1400 AM
  • Pueblo – KCCY 1350 AM
  • Rifle – KNAM 1490 AM
  • Salida – KVRH 1340 AM
  • Steamboat Springs – KQZR 107.3 FM
  • Sterling – KMPX 105.7 FM
  • Trinidad – KBKZ 92.5 FM
  • Trinidad – KBKZ 1240 AM
  • Vail – KSKE 101.7 FM
  • Walsenburg – KSPK 102.3 FM
  • Winter Park/Granby – KRKY 930 AM
  • Wray – KRDZ 1440 AM

Denver Broncos schedule for 2020-21

There are some intriguing dates on the Broncos schedule this season. Among the biggest highlights are a trip to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers and a visit from the New Orleans Saints. Here’s a look at what’s on tap this season.

DateOpponentTimeTVBroncos Result (5-11)
Mon. Sep. 14, 2020vs. Tennessee Titans10:10 p.m. ETESPN16-14 loss
Sun. Sep. 20, 2020at Pittsburgh Steelers1:00 p.m. ETCBS26-21 loss
Sun. Sep. 27, 2020vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:25 p.m. ETFOX28-10 loss
Thu. Oct. 1, 2020at New York Jets8:20 p.m. ETNFL Network37-28 win
Sun. Oct. 18, 2020at New England Patriots1:00 p.m. ETCBS18-12 win
Sun. Oct. 25, 2020vs. Kansas City Chiefs4:25 p.m. ETCBS43-16 loss
Sun. Nov. 1, 2020vs. Los Angeles Chargers4:05 p.m. ETCBS31-30 win
Sun. Nov. 8, 2020at Atlanta Falcons1:00 p.m. ETCBS34-27 loss
Sun. Nov. 15, 2020at Las Vegas Raiders4:05 p.m. ETCBS37-12 loss
Sun. Nov. 22, 2020vs. Miami Dolphins4:05 p.m. ETCBS20-13 win
Sun. Nov. 29, 2020vs. New Orleans Saints4:05 p.m. ETFOX31-3 loss
Sun. Dec. 6, 2020at Kansas City Chiefs8:20 p.m. ETNBC22-16 loss
Sun. Dec. 13, 2020at Carolina Panthers1:00 p.m. ETCBS32-27 win
Sat. Dec. 19, 2020vs. Buffalo Bills4:30 p.m. ETNFL Network48-19 loss
Sun. Dec. 27, 2020at Los Angeles Chargers4:05 p.m. ETCBS19-16 loss
Sun. Jan. 3, 2021vs. Las Vegas Raiders4:25 p.m. ETCBS32-31 loss

The radio broadcast of Broncos games can also be found on TuneIn radio, which can be accessed online or via a mobile device.