KUSA - There is not much the Denver Broncos can complain about with their 2017 preseason schedule.
It starts with trips to Chicago and San Francisco. There are worse NFL destinations in August.
Then for preseason game No. 3, when the first-stringers play the most as a final regular-season tune-up, the Broncos will host arguably the league’s best draw in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
The Broncos stay home to determine the final four or five spots for their 53-man roster to play the Arizona Cardinals, as usual, for the final preseason game.
All four preseason games will be televised on 9News/KTVD-Channel 20.
A closer look at the Broncos’ preseason schedule:
Game, Date … Opponent ….. Place
1. Aug. 10-13 … Chicago Bears … Soldier Field
May the quarterback competition begin against former coach John Fox. The Broncos opened their preseason in Chicago last year, too. Mark Sanchez looked great on the opening touchdown drive, then threw a pick. Trevor Siemian played well and rookie Paxton Lynch got his first test in the second half.
It will be Siemian vs. Lynch this time.
2. Aug. 17-20 ……… San Francisco 49ers … Levi’s Stadium
Site of the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 championship, Denver GM John Elway will get to check in on the progress of old friends John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan.
3. Aug. 24-27 … Green Bay Packers … Denver
Rodgers is coming off a tremendous year when the Pack made it to the NFL’s Final Four.
4. Aug. 31 ……… Arizona Cardinals …. Denver
Some well-known players may not make it on Vance Joseph’s first 53-man roster. By finishing up the preseason with two consecutive home games, the NFL schedule makers could be sending a hint the Broncos will open the regular season on the road for the first time since 2010.