Last year, the Denver Broncos were scheduled to play the Atlanta Falcons in London, England, but the game was moved stateside because of COVID-19.
The Broncos still want to play in Europe — safety Kareem Jackson said last year the team should be “first in line” for the next games in London.
The NFL plans to play international games this fall, but Denver is not first in line. The league announced Thursday that Atlanta will be a “home” team for a game in England this season, against a to-be-announced opponent. That was the first confirmed international game for 2021.
The Broncos can’t play in that game because the Falcons are not among their 2021 opponents, but Denver might still be a candidate to play in London.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are among the Broncos’ opponents, and they are scheduled to host Denver this season. If the Jags are willing to lose a “home” game to play in London (like they were from 2013-2019), the Broncos would make sense as a “road” opponent in England.
The league’s complete international slate should be announced in the coming weeks. The NFL will reveal the full 2021 schedule in May.