John Elway has some tough decisions to make.
The executive vice president and general manager of the Denver Broncos took care of the first two by firing, er, mutually parting ways with John Fox, and hiring Gary Kubiak as the new head coach. Elway is now in prep for the draft and putting Denver’s board together. He’ll get a better idea of that at the combine in Indianapolis at the end of February.
What will have the biggest impact on this team is free agency. What Elway decides to do with the Broncos free agents and players under contract will determine what players he targets in March.
Elway more than likely knows the guys he wants back, wants to cut and try to sign, so these five players Denver should ditch now is a wish list. Hopefully some of the guys on this list will make the cut, so to speak.
The NFL salary cap is projected to be around $140 million for the 2015 season. As is it stands now, Elway and Denver have a little over $27 million in cap space, according to Over the Cap. Some of these moves will create even more room, which is why they need to happen.
The players listed are free agents or under contract. Regardless, they should not be in a Broncos uniform next season (at least the four).