This year in sports was a very uneventful year in Colorado sports. The Denver Nuggets ended their 2016-17 season 9th in the Western Conference, and fourth in the Northwest Division. Despite a lackluster year and failure to make the post-season the Nuggets still managed to become a better team with the signing of Malik Beasley, and Jamal Murray with contracts that combined for $22 million. The Nuggets ended the 2016-17 season 40–42 just under .500 winning 22 of 41 games at home.
The Nuggets have managed to move in the standings since last season sitting in just sixth place in the Western Conference but tied for fourth in the Northwest Division with the Portland Trailblazers.
The Colorado Rockies made some improvements as well, and finished the 2017 season 87–75 well above .500. Despite the Rockies’ hot start the club fizzled out just after the All-Star break falling behind to the National League West division leading L.A. Dodgers who made it the World Series only to lose to the Houston Astros three games to four. The Rockies made a change in the off-season, brining back catcher Chris Iannetta in hopes of igniting a spark in the club’s 2018 season.
The Denver Broncos have been an enigmatic to say the least. Since the retirement of Coach Gary Kubiak in the offseason last year, the Denver Broncos were met with both uncertainty and excitement by fans. The Broncos hired Vance Joseph to take the reign’s shortly after Kubiak’s departure and a new sense of hope was born. Unfortunately that new sense was short-lived after the Denver Broncos nose-dived after their bye in week five. Denver was 3 and 1 heading into that bye which spiraled into an eight-game losing streak. Since then the Broncos have won two and lost one. Their loss on Sunday to the Washington Redskins marked their tenth loss of the season with only one game remaining.
The Broncos will host the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs on New Year’s Eve with a chance to either tie for last place or move up a spot in the Division. Either way, the Chief of Football Operations has his hands full this off-season, which include…will Denver be vying for a new quarterback? Or is Coach Vance Joseph done in Denver? It may take some time before we see any significant changes this off-season.