Denver Broncos Free Agency: The mass exodus for the Broncos continues with running back C.J. Anderson signing an offer sheet with the Dolphins…
You can take Malik Jackson. You can have Brock Osweiler. I don’t like it, but sure — take Danny Trevathan as well.
But don’t take C.J. Anderson. That’s grounds for a brawl.
Adam Gase apparently doesn’t give a you-know-what about Broncos fans, because he’s taking one of our favorite players and making it really difficult for the front office to do anything about it.
The Broncos did this to themselves, giving C.J. Anderson a low-round tender when they could have given him a 2nd round tender for about $900,000 more. How stupid is that?
Now, Anderson has a four-year, $18 million offer on the table from the Dolphins with more than $10 million guaranteed and reportedly a $6 million figure in 2016.
The Broncos can’t really afford to match that, but again, they had to know something like this could happen. So why would they do that? Is C.J. Anderson not in the long-term plans? There were reports initially when Anderson started shopping his name around that the Broncos might be willing to match almost any offer he received, but this is right on the cusp of something they can’t do if they are trying to afford a draft class, a quarterback, and filling out a 53-man roster of players they currently do not have.
Chris Harris Jr. reminded us all of what Adam Gase — the Miami Dolphins’ head coach — really thinks of Anderson:
It really sucks that all this is happening, but the Broncos have some sort of plan…
Things will eventually happen, but the Broncos don’t appear to be in any hurry. One thing is for certain — the team that won the Super Bowl is not going to be anything close to the team that takes the field on opening night at the start of the 2016 season. This is a new era of Denver Broncos football.