The Denver Broncos are named one of the most vulnerable division champions entering the 2015 season. NFL.com's Gil Brandt put together the list and has the Broncos No. 3 in the most vulnerable category with the Kansas City Chiefs the most likely team to unseat them.
On the Broncos, Brandt writes:
Peyton Manning says he's healthy -- but he's also 39, and no one can play forever. Historically, when quarterbacks hit the wall, their completion percentages go down and the interceptions go up. Might Manning forestall the inevitable for another year? Sure, but the odds are starting to stack up against him.
On the Chiefs, he writes:
The Kansas City Chiefs have shown they can win, and they made a great addition over the offseason inJeremy Maclin, who really brings a lot to the table. Plus, quarterback Alex Smith plays better than most people think. The Chiefs have a good shot to unseat the Broncos.
You won't find much argument on this from a Chiefs blog. It's fair to point out that the Chiefs have never beaten the Peyton Manning-led Broncos. Manning is 6-0 against the Chiefs since he came to Denver so history hasn't been kind to Kansas City. Manning has been an all-world quarterback for so long that it's hard to imagine him actually coming back to Earth. For the Chiefs to win the West, they'll need that to happen to some degree.