Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders said the 2015 season will be a bust if the team doesn’t win the Super Bowl.
After losing the Super Bowl two seasons ago, the Broncos finished 12–4 last season, earning the No. 2 seed in the AFC. With quarterback Peyton Manning limited by a torn right quadriceps, the Broncos lost to the Colts in the divisional round.
Denver fired head coach John Fox and replaced him with Gary Kubiak, who addressed the team for the first time on Monday.
Sanders said the team’s expectations remain high entering Manning’s fourth season in Denver.
"We want to get back there and we want to win it. The main focus of this group is to win a Super Bowl. That's the expectation. If we don't bring a Super Bowl to this city this year, then it's a bust season."
In his first season in Denver, Sanders recorded 101 catches for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns.
This off-season, the Broncos restructured Manning’s contract and used the franchise tag on wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. They lost tight end Julius Thomas in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars and have not re-signed wide receiver Wes Welker.
- Paul Palladino