Now official, Denver Broncos to play in London in 2022

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

Now post-Draft, the Denver Broncos roster has come into focus.

Offensively, it all starts with Russell Wilson. The new superstar quarterback — following in John Elway and Peyton Manning’s footsteps — will be throwing the pigskin to playmakers like Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler, among others. Like, possibly third-round tight end Greg Dulcich. And Wilson will be handing the ball off 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 Tuesday — among others. However, there are some holdovers, like Bradley Chubb up front, Josey Jewell in the middle and both safeties — Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson — along with Patrick Surtain in the secondary.

There are exciting newcomers on D, too, like Randy Gregory, D.J. Jones and Nik Bonitto, out of Oklahoma on the edge.

Now that they have all that in order, the Broncos will know the final details of their schedule when they’re released by the league on May 12. That will include which teams will play 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 games at Tottenham Stadium, while the Jacksonville Jaguars will host their opponent at Wembley Stadium.

So, considering the Broncos know who their opponents are, the Jaguars look to be the team Denver will face on the other side of the pond.

Update: That has now become official per the Denver Broncos and the NFL. So, no need to wait until May 12, apparently.

The Broncos and Jaguars face one another on October 30 at 7:30 am MT. Of course, the Broncos now have Russell Wilson at QB, so the league wants to show him off and Denver gets an easy game to do just that against the lowly Jags.

The 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 way back in 2010 when then head coach Josh McDaniels was caught video taping practice of the 49ers practice.

There will be two other international games this year as well, 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 of the games are now official with the Saints hosting the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers will host the New York Giants, the Bucs host the Seattle Seahawks in Germany and the Cards host 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 to battle overseas against the Jaguars…It’s a tremendous honor,” Wilson explained.

One positive coming with playing in London for the Broncos is they won’t miss out on a home game this year because the Jaguars deal in London, calling it their home game.

Another possible primetime game may exist for the Broncos, too, as some believe they will be announced to play against the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams to open the season in LA. But Peter King has recently said he thinks the Broncos are the backup choice to the Buffalo Bills.

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

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