DENVER — The Broncos snapped their eight-game losing streak with a shutout win over the New York Jets on Sunday — but not everyone in Broncos Country is happy about it.
Even though the Broncos were officially eliminated from playoff contention ahead of the game, the team played their best game in weeks as they held the Jets to 100 yards.
Some fans are upset about the win because Denver has no shot at the postseason, essentially making the games “meaningless” to some and hurting the chances of having the best possible draft pick next year.
Going into Sunday’s game, the Broncos had the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. After the victory, they slid one spot to No. 5 — and there’s potential they could drop some more if they win any of the remaining games.
Several on the FOX31 Facebook page were upset about the victory because of the draft pick implications.
“Umm they should be LOSING now to get the best pick they can lol,” one fan said.
“Winning now is just hurting our draft position. You guys should’ve been playing like this 2 months ago,” another fan wrote.
Other upset fans took to Twitter to tell the team how they really feel.
But the majority of fans were happy to see the team finally win another game and end the longest losing streak in 50 years.
Before Sunday, the last time the Broncos won was Oct. 1 against the Oakland Raiders.
“Heck yeah! We didn’t have much to cheer for during our eight game losing streak. Feels so good to finally win!” one fan commented.
On Thursday, the Broncos face the Indianapolis Colts, who currently have the No. 3 pick in the draft.