Polumbus was brought in because he has familiarity with how Rick Dennison and Gary Kubiak operate offensively, he’s a veteran player, he’s a local product from Colorado State, and he’s a guy that this coaching staff could trust in a time of crisis.
The Broncos lost both Ryan Clady and Ty Sambrailo this year at the left tackle position. That’s a bit scary for a first-year coaching staff, no matter how good the rest of the team is. Sambrailo was available and signed right away, and he’s played a key role for the Broncos this year.
Not only has he played both the right and left tackle positions, Polumbus has served as an additional lineman when needed at times.