The Denver Broncos offensive line did their part all season long to keep Peyton Manning upright and create huge holes for the team’s running backs despite losing starting left tackle Ryan Clady.
Manning had the most pass attempts in the league (659), yet was one of the least sacked quarterback. He was sacked just 18 times in the regular season. Compare that to Ryan Tannehill of Miami and his 58 sacks and 588 passing attempts.
The line also helped the team to a 117.1 rushing yards per game, which is very good considering how pass-heavy the team was.
The Broncos offensive line should remain intact next season, with Clady returning. Zane Beadles is the only free agent.
“I love the city of Denver,” Beadles said. “I love the organization here. I’d love to be a Bronco. But, we’ll see what happens.”
Like all players said this week, they want to remain Broncos, but a lot of it doesn’t rest in their hands. You have to believe, however, that Beadles really does want to stay in Denver to play in front of one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Plus, the Rocky Mountains are his home.
“I’m from the area, from the region,” Beadles said. “Denver fits my personality well. It is a great city. I love the outdoors, I love the mountains, the organization is unbelievable, the fan base is awesome—it is a great place to play football.”
Beadles would enter his fifth-season with the Broncos after being drafted out of the University of Utah. He earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2012 after allowing just one sack and finishing the season as the only Broncos player to participate in every offensive or defensive snap.