The Denver Broncos will take the field for the first time since picking up their third Lombardi in Santa Clara. Tonight will be the first opportunity to get a glimpse of the new rookies and free agents that are donning the orange and blue for the first time.
Their opponent, the Chicago Bears, are packed to the brim with former Broncos. To start, Head Coach John Fox is beginning his second year in Chicago, while once-presumptive Broncos franchise quarterback Jay Cutler begins his eighth year under center for the Bears. Chicago also signed Denver's leading tackler Danny Trevathan this offseason, joining other Fox-followers like Mitch Unrein, Lamin Barrow, Aaron Brewer, Tracy Porter, and Shanahan-era draft pick Eddie Royal.
According to Gary Kubiak, Denver will trot out quarterback Mark Sanchez during the first quarter, who will be followed by Trevor Siemian for the second quarter. Finally, rookie Paxton Lynch will have the final 30 minutes all to himself. The Broncos will hold out veterans Von Miller, Aqib Talib, DeMarcus Ware, and Russell Okung. All the more opportunity to see what the young guys can do in their place.
Here's how you can watch the game:
NFL Game Pass allows you to hear live audio and watch a replay of the game as soon as it's ended. If you're not signed up yet, you can get a free seven-day trial that would allow you to see every game this weekend.
If you're in Colorado, tune to KOA (850 AM) to hear Dave Logan, Ed McCaffrey, and Andy Lindahl cover the game from Soldier Field in Chicago.
If you're not in the either the Broncos or Bears TV market, NFL Network will be replaying the game at 9:00 PM (MT). If you are in either market, here are the stations that will be carrying the game, courtesy of 506sports.com:
Denver @ Chicago 8:00 ET
Ron Zappolo, John Lynch
KTVD (My/20 - Denver)
KKTV (CBS/11 - Colorado Springs)
KJCT (ABC/8 - Grand Junction CO)
KTVX (ABC/4 - Salt Lake City)
KTNV (ABC/13 - Las Vegas)
KWBQ (CW/19 - Albuquerque)
KLWY (FOX/27 - Cheyenne WY)
KTWO (ABC/2 - Casper WY)
KTVQ (CW/2.2 - Billings MT)
KXLF (CW/4.2 - Butte MT)
KRTV (CW/3.2 - Great Falls MT)
KXLH (CW/9.2 - Helena MT)
KPAX (CW/8.2 - Missoula MT)
KOTA (ABC/3 - Rapid City SD)
Sam Rosen, Jim Miller
WFLD (FOX/32 - Chicago)
KTVI (FOX/2 - St. Louis)
WIFR (CBS/23 - Rockford)
WYZZ (FOX/43 - Peoria)
WRSP (FOX-55/27 - Springfield/Champaign)
WGEM (FOX/10.2 - Quincy IL)
WSBT (FOX/22.2 - South Bend IN)
WFFT (FOX/55 - Fort Wayne IN)
WTVW (CW/7 - Evansville IN)
KLJB (FOX/18 - Quad Cities)
KFXA (FOX/28 - Cedar Rapids IA)
WBUW (CW/57 - Madison WI)
KCWI (CW/23 - Des Moines) [tape delay]
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Will Keys is an Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.