2021 Denver Broncos 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.

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, and we get closer to the 2021-22 season, here’s a rundown of the Broncos offseason, starting with the NFL Draft and who Denver selected, followed by the offseason tracker. Before that, here are the odds for the season opener against the New York Giants and the Broncos futures odds.

Broncos Odds: Moneyline, point spread, over/under

Broncos odds to win Super Bowl / AFC

The rumor of Aaron Rodgers to the Broncos has catapulted the futures odds. It’s also boosted the over/under wins to 9. If the odds will jump that high based on a rumor, imagine what they’ll do if a trade does happen.

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

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft picks

First round

  • Patrick Surtain II Alabama cornerback with the No. 9 pick.

Second round

  • Javonte Williams running back North Carolina with the No. 35 pick

Third round

  • Quinn Meinerz offensive lineman Wisconsin-Whitewater with the No. 98 pick
  • Baron Browning linebacker Ohio State with the No. 105 pick

Fifth round

  • Caden Sterns safety Texas with the No. 152 pick
  • Jamar Johnson safety Indiana with the No. 164 pick

Sixth round

  • Seth Williams receiver Auburn with the No. 219 pick

Seventh round

  • Kary Vincent cornberback LSU with the No. 237 pick
  • Jonathon Cooper linebacker Ohio State with the No. 239 pick
  • Marquiss Spencer defensive end Mississippi State with the No. 253 pick

Denver Broncos 2021 offseason tracker

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

June 9

  • Former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is inducted in the Broncos’ Ring of Fame. He becomes the 35th member of the Ring of Fame.

June 7

  • Broncos head athletic trainer Steve “Greek” Antonopulos retired after 45 years with the organization.
  • Ja’Wuan James files a grievance seeking $15 million, hints at possible collusion between the NFL and the Broncos.

May 18

  • The Broncos waive receiver DaeSean Hamilton with non-football injury designation following ACL tear.

May 14

  • The Broncos release Ja’Wuan James, void the remainder of his salary following the Achilles injury.

May 13

  • The Broncos signed free agent right tackle Cameron Fleming.

May 12

  • The Broncos signed free agent right tackle Bobbie Massie to a one-year deal.

May 4

  • Ja’Wuan James tore his Achilles and is (likely) done for the season. The Broncos are now on the hunt for a free agent right tackle.

April 28

  • Aaron Rodgers rumors to the Broncos sent Broncos Country and the media into pandemonium. In the process, the sportsbooks adjusted the odds just off those rumors. Denver was as high as +6,600 to win the Super Bowl. The Broncos are now around +2,000 at most sportsbooks.
  • The Broncos traded a sixth-round pick to the Carolina Panthers for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

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.

Denver Broncos schedule for 2021-22

There are some intriguing dates on the Broncos schedule this season. The Broncos should get off to a fast start, but they may need it with how the schedule ends. The good news is Denver has a Week 11 bye. As for the preseason, the Broncos only have three games this season.

Denver Broncos preseason schedule

Week 1 (Aug. 14): at Minnesota Vikings 2 p.m. MT

Week 2 (Aug. 21): at Seattle Seahawks 8 p.m. MT

Week 3 (Aug. 28): vs Los Angeles Rams 7:05 p.m. MT

Here’s a breakdown of the regular season schedule with game odds.

Week Date Opponent Time (MT)TVOdds
19/12/2021at New York Giants2:25 p.m. Fox Point spread: Broncos -1.5 (-105)
Over/under: 42.5
Moneyline: Broncos -117
29/19/2021 at Jacksonville Jaguars 11 a.m. CBS
39/26/2021 vs New York Jets 2:05 p.m. CBS
410/3/2021 vs Baltimore Ravens 2:25 p.m. CBS
510/10/2021 at Pittsburgh Steelers 11 a.m. Fox
610/17/2021 vs Las Vegas Raiders 2:25 p.m. CBS
710/21/2021 at Cleveland Browns (TNF) 6:20 p.m. Fox/NFL Network/Amazon
810/31/2021 vs Washington Football Team 2:25 p.m. Fox
911/7/2021 at Dallas Cowboys 11 a.m. Fox
10 11/14/2021 vs Philadelphia Eagles 2:25 p.m. CBS
11 11/21/2021Bye
12 11/28/2021 vs Los Angeles Chargers 2:05 p.m. CBS
1312/5/2021 at Kansas City Chiefs 11 a.m. CBS
1412/12/2021 vs Detroit Lions 2:05 p.m. Fox
15 12/19/2021 vs Cincinnati Bengals 2:05 p.m. CBS
1612/26/2021 at Las Vegas Raiders 2:25 p.m CBS
171/2/2022 at Los Angeles Chargers 2:05 p.m. CBS
181/9/2022 vs Kansas City Chiefs 2:25 p.m. CBS

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

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

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.