NFL Free Agency: Broncos Turning Focus to Wide Receiver


Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) runs after catching a pass during the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

With the Broncos spending huge money on the defensive side of the ball, their free agent pursuit will now turn to the offensive side of the ball.

Specifically, one position where the team will see if it can make an upgrade is at wide receiver, where Eric Decker bolted after four years with the team and signed a long-term deal with the New York Jets.

Names that have been connected with the Broncos to this point include Brandon LaFell (Panthers), Miles Austin (Cowboys), and James Jones (Packers).

The one name that has been connected in terms of national media reports is LaFell, whom it was reported the Broncos had significant interest in on Wednesday.

LaFell has also reportedly visited the Patriots.

Either way, there are a large group of Broncos Country that believe recently re-signed Andre Caldwell is going to take over as the number two in Denver’s offense, and that would certainly seem the case as they don’t have anyone with more experience currently on the roster.

My personal opinion is that the Broncos need someone more proven out there as the number 2 for Demaryius Thomas. Obviously Wes Welker and Julius Thomas will command plenty of attention, but the Broncos’ offense was so dominant this past season it’s hard to not want them to at least attempt to diminish the dropoff with Eric Decker having left.

Expect this situation to play out in the coming days/weeks.