Dozens of Broncos players and coaches added their voice to the outcry for justice during a protest on June 6, and in the months that followed, the players and the team kept the cause a priority. Later, after players returned to UCHealth Training Center and began training camp, the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, put police brutality back in the spotlight.
In the nearly five months since a Black man named Jacob Blake was shot by police in Wisconsin, Broncos star safety Justin Simmons and a few other players have embraced what they see as a moral obligation to advocate — and even agitate — for social change. We canceled practice and we had a heart-to-heart,” said Justin Simmons, a star safety in his fifth season. A few players from Wisconsin, Shelby Harris and Melvin Gordon, you could see how beat up those guys were.
Could Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson be wearing orange and blue next season? The chances look good, according to one oddsmaker. The odds the Broncos will be Watson’s next team is +500 — meaning a $100 bet will win $500 — according to sportsbetting.com.