The Denver Broncos keep getting younger and younger.

According to Jimmy Kempski of the PhillyVoice, the Broncos, with an average age of 25.47, are the fifth-youngest team in the NFL, trailing only the Rams, Browns, Packers and Jaguars. That’s a noticeable rise from their 18th-placed ranking (26.19) last season — makes sense when your 39-year-old quarterback walks off into the sunset.

It’s more than just an interesting statistic, though. The Broncos’ youth is both a reason for anxiety and hope.

The anxiety comes from the quarterback position, where the team’s top two options have a grand total of zero attempts in the NFL. The hope comes from the defense, where the league’s best unit is still inching towards their prime.

You’re always in win-now mode when you’re coming off a Super Bowl victory, but the truth is that John Elway has put this team in, as he would say, win-from-now-on mode.

If either Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch develop into capable NFL starters, this team will have a very bright future ahead of them.