Miller ran down a list of reasons why the future is bright.
"I can tell you one thing right now, we got a good team," Miller said. "We got a great quarterback. Running back. Receiver. Noah Fant is going to be in his second year. We're going to get (Bradley) Chubb back. We're going to get K-Jack (Kareem Jackson) back."
Miller is spot on. Phillip Lindsay is a stud RB, and paired with Royce Freeman gives the Broncos a one-two backfield punch. Fant flashed dynamic playmaking ability after he grew past mistakes down the stretch. Courtland Sutton is an All-Pro-type playmaker. Chubb owns Defensive Player of the Year talent. On and on.
The greatest reason to be optimistic about Denver is Lock. It's just five games, but it appears John Elway finally (FINALLY!) found his QB of the future.
Lock owns a rocket, has the athletic ability to escape the pocket, has displayed touch and capability to change speeds on his short balls, and isn't afraid to fit the ball into tight windows. Yes, he has plenty of growing to do in the offseason, particularly as teams pick over his film, but the talent is evident.
Even before Lock took over there were some signs that the Broncos were a better team than their record. Five of Denver's nine losses were by one score.
Miller wasn't the only player emoting Sunday. Lock was feeling himself on the sideline as well.