When will the Denver Broncos embrace a youth movement where some of their younger players may get more opportunities in game this season? In the latest Broncos Mailbag, this was the pivotal question asked as the team prepares for a Week 5 showdown with the New York Jets.

Denver Broncos rookies Jaleel McLaughlin and Marvin Mims ready for more

Throughout the course of the last few weeks, the Denver Broncos have received strong contributions from some of their younger players. This past Sunday, two rookies in particular shined in a big way.

Wide receiver Marvin Mims, who was drafted in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft, has led the Broncos offense in explosive plays this season, but has seen limited snaps on the offensive side of the ball.

After hauling in two catches for 113 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Washington Commanders, he didn’t see a single target in the second half. In Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins, he hauled in three catches for 73 yards and a 99-yard kick return touchdown but only saw 15 total snaps.

This past week, in the Broncos’ 31-28 win against the Chicago Bears, Mims hauled in a 48-yard reception in the fourth quarter that helped set up Wil Lutz’s game-winning 51-yard field goal. He only saw 17 total snaps on offense.

Personnel groupings and down and distance obviously factor into who is on the field, but Mims’ big play dynamic has been impactful for Denver’s offense and his continued growing connection with Russell Wilson.

After Jaleel McLaughlin’s 104 total-yard performance against Chicago, will he see an expanded role going forward inside of Denver’s offense?

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Weekly Broncos mailbag series

Every week following the Denver Broncos most recent game, we conduct a mailbag series throughout the season where fans can share their questions and thoughts.

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