A position by position look at the Denver Broncos offensive needs heading into the 2017 off-season. What changes will John Elway make?
Wild card weekend is officially in the books and there were some fun games to watch. Unfortunately for us Broncos fans, this weekend wasn’t about watching for who we would be playing next week or even watching the boys in orange play.
No, this weekend was all about “what if”. There were some good moments this year, but also a lot of room to grow. So with about $38 mil in cap space according to Over The Cap and 10 draft picks to work with, let’s take a look at the offensive side of the ball and talk about what needs to be done this off-season to help get us back to the playoffs.
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This was easily the most hotly debated position all season. Don’t expect that to change this off-season. Talk of Tony Romo or Tyrod Taylor to Denver have already been circulating. I really don’t see either player suiting up for the Broncos next season. The cost, both through trade value and salary cap, would be too much for Denver to swallow at this position. Both Siemian and Lynch showed potential this season. Siemian had great games against Cincinnati on the road and Kansas City at home and overall showed he could be a good quarterback in this league. Lynch showed flashes in his limited time. He looked great against Tampa Bay in relief of an injured Siemian, but overall was inconsistent.
I could see Denver adding a Matt Cassel-type player this off-season. A veteran to add depth and provide a little leadership to the younger guys. But I just don’t see them giving up a large chunk of draft picks, players or cap space to acquire Tony Romo or Tyrod Taylor when this really isn’t a position of need. Let’s be honest, quarterback play was not the biggest weakness on the offensive side of the ball this year.