London ball

Now official, the Denver Broncos will play in London in 2022 –

Russell Wilson throws in practice. Credit: Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports.

Now after the draft, the Denver Broncos roster has become obvious.

Offensively, it all starts with Russell Wilson. The new superstar quarterback – following in the footsteps of John Elway and Peyton Manning – will throw the pigskin at playmakers like Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler, among others. Like maybe third-round tight end Greg Dulcich. And Wilson will pass the ball to Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon, the team’s 1A and 1B running backs.

Defensively, there will be a ton of turnover. Gone is Von Miller – now with the Buffalo Bills – and Bryce Callahan – who signed with the Chargers on Tuesday — among others. However, there are some remnants, like Bradley Chubb up front, Josey Jewell in the middle and the two safeties – Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson – with Patrick Surtain in the secondary.

There are also some exciting newcomers to D, like Randy Gregory, DJ Jones and Oklahoma’s Nik Bonitto on the edge.

Now that they have everything in order, the Broncos will know the final details of their schedule when released by the league on May 12. This will include teams playing in London this year.

According to Benjamin Allbright, the Broncos will be one of those six teams.

The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints will host two of the matches at Tottenham Stadium, while the Jacksonville Jaguars will host their opponent at Wembley Stadium.

So given that the Broncos know who their opponents are, the Jaguars seem like the team Denver will face across the pond.

Update: It’s now official for the Denver Broncos and the NFL. So, no need to wait for May 12, apparently.

The Broncos and Jaguars face off on October 30 at 7:30 a.m. MT. Of course, the Broncos now have Russell Wilson at QB, so the league wants to show it off and Denver gets an easy game to make against the lowly Jags.

Orange and Blue were supposed to play in London in 2020 but that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also played in London in 2010 when head coach Josh McDaniels was caught recording a video of the 49ers practice.

There will also be two more international games this year, with Tampa Bay hosting the first ever regular season game in Germany and Arizona hosting a game in Mexico City for the first game there since 2019.

All games are now official with the Saints hosting the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers hosting the New York Giants, the Bucs hosting the Seattle Seahawks in Germany and the Cards hosting the 49ers in Mexico.

On Good Morning Football, new Denver Broncos superstar quarterback Wilson called it an honor.

“To be able to go to London and go fight overseas against the Jaguars… It’s a huge honour,” Wilson said.

One of the good things about playing in London for the Broncos is that they won’t miss a home game this year because the Jaguars are doing business in London, calling it their home game.

Another possible prime-time game could also exist for the Broncos, as some believe they will be announced to play Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams to open the season in Los Angeles. But Peter King recently said he thinks the Broncos are the Buffalo Bills’ backup pick.

For now, the Broncos will have their rookie mini-camp starting May 13-14.