NFL Free Agency: Broncos, Jacoby Ford Could Be Good Fit Both Ways


Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts receiver Jacoby Ford (12) carries the ball against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Raiders 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos will be in the market for wide receivers this offseason, and looking at some guys who could come on the cheap with potential, Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford is part of a short list of players that I would love to see this team add.

Ford is going to be 27 in July, has missed some significant time due to varying injuries, and has never caught more than 25 passes in a season.

In 2010 as a rookie, Ford scored the football as a receiver, out of the backfield, and as a kick returner. The Broncos have a need for a return specialist and some additional help at receiver, and Ford brings some explosiveness to the table.

The Oakland Raiders don’t appear likely to bring Ford back this offseason, and he’s one player on their roster who could be of some value for the Broncos and get a couple of chances to beat his former team every year.

Everyone is of the impression that Peyton Manning can bring the best out of players, so a guy with the upside of Ford should intrigue the Broncos, especially since he could come on the cheap.