The big acquisition last week was the Denver Broncos signing defensive back Quentin Jammer. Being a 12-year veteran, the Broncos didn’t sign Jammer to lead from the sidelines.
“I’m glad to add him,” defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio said. “[He’s] a veteran football player who’s been a good player in the league for a long time. Physical corner. We know he’s played corner at a high level for a long time.”
The Broncos obviously have Champ Bailey and new addition Dominique Rodgers-Cromarie starting at the corners, so the Broncos are going to “cross train” Jammer to play all over the secondary.
“We’re going to train him a little bit at safety as well—cross train him and be able to utilize him where ever he fits in,” Del Rio said. “We’ll just see where that goes. He’ll learn safety and corner, be involved in our sub packages and let him come in here and compete like we do with everybody that we bring in.”
The Broncos will be playing plenty of teams this year that use multiple receiver sets, such as the New England Patriots, who use four, five, or even six receiver sets better than anyone.
When a team like the Patriots play that fast, experience in the secondary beats out youthful legs when it comes to reading defenses quickly. That’s exactly where Jammer will come into play.